Annual Conference 2019 – Ferrara

Dates: 17-19 November, 2019
Optional Excursions: 20 & 21 November


The AEJM Annual Conference 2019 will be hosted by the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara, Italy.

The conference programme comprises lectures, conversations, Professional Focus Groups, project slams, and network opportunities to the backdrop of beautiful Ferrara. Read the conference programme here. On Sunday registration will start from 14:30. MEIS is offering optional pre-conference tours of the museum at 13:30. Conference delegates have received detailed information on locations via email.

The optional day excursion on Wednesday 20 November will take participants by bus to Modena and Bologna, including a museum visit to the Jewish Museum Bologna. This year, conference delegates are also cordially invited by Jack Arbib to join an additional excursion programme to Monte San Savino on Thursday 21 November. During the excursion, participants will learn about the project on the history of Jewish presence and absence in this Tuscan town. Both excursions are fully booked.

The 2019 AEJM conference is kindly supported by the David Berg Foundation (NY).


Project Slam
The AEJM Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your project to Jewish museums and museum professionals across Europe. During the Project Slam sessions in Ferrara, recent, ongoing and upcoming projects of excellence will be presented in short and engaging talks.

The presentations will be a part of the AEJM Annual Conference’s official programme. Each presentation of the Project Slam lasts 10 minutes. The Project Slam will be followed by an Italian Coffee Table Talk wherein delegates can discuss all presented projects with the presenters. 

Projects of Excellence?
New core exhibitions; collaborative projects of different Jewish museums; collection research; exhibitions educational or digital projects; marketing research; groundbreaking events-programming, etc, all with international appeal or dimensions etc.

The deadline for proposals was 1 October. 


Registration & Tickets
Registration for the conference is closed.
Booked tickets will only be refunded up until November 8.

Please note that guests who are not Full or Associate Members of AEJM may only attend the conference by prior invitation and authorisation of AEJM and on payment of a guest fee of 250 EUR. Contact





These documents have been made available for this project