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New on Job Opportunities: Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalemfeatured

By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

Call for Applications for the Position of Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem July 2021 The Search Committee of the Board of Directors of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, invites applications for the position of Director of the Israel Museum which is the largest cultural institution, and the only encyclopedic museum, in the State of Israel. Visit the Job Opportunities page for more information. 

  1. New on Job Opportunities: Chief Acquisitions Curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join their team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide… | Read more »

  2. New on Job Opportunities: Director of Collections at the Jewish Museum Berlin

    By AEJM / Ana Cahen-Eden on

    The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the outstanding institutions within the European museum landscape. Its new core exhibition that opened in 2020, its… | Read more »

  3. CEP Webinar 2021 is open for registration!

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    This year’s Curatorial Education Programme (CEP) will again be held as a webinar and will take place October 11-15, 2021. The focus will be… | Read more »

In the Labyrinth of the Times: with Mordechai W. Bernstein through 1700 years of German-Jewish History

On display at Jewish Museum Munich

Mordechai W. Bernstein (1905–1966) worked for the “Yiddish Scientific Institute” (YIVO) in Wilno which relocated to New York in 1941. He was commissioned by the YIVO to trace documents and objects which had been looted during the Nazi era. Between 1948 and 1951 he visited some 800 places in his search for vestiges of German-Jewish culture. He published the results of his findings in three volumes written in Yiddish and, as such, created a musée imaginaire for a German-Jewish culture which had been destroyed. The exhibition shows 18 objects which Bernstein tracked down, and juxtaposes Bernstein’s viewpoint, from the perspective of the immediate post-war period, with that of the present day. The range of objects reflects the diversity of German-Jewish culture. The exhibition on the first level starts with the oldest of the objects: An oil lamp from Antiquity decorated with a menorah which was, for a long time, at the center of a… | Read more »

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