The Board of the Association of European Jewish Museums welcomes the decision of the selection committee to confirm the reappointment of Professor Dariusz Stola as director of Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. We are delighted that Professor Stola’s achievements in his very successful first term are being recognised. Polin Museum is one of the most important Jewish museums in Europe and the world. Opened just a few years ago, it has earned international praise from experts and visitors alike, including winning various major… | Read more »
The Board of AEJM regret the recent resignation of Prof. Peter Schäfer as director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany. It is of great importance in today’s world that museums in general, and Jewish museums in particular, remain independent institutions. Museums should be ‘safe places for unsafe ideas’ and should not become the victim of the expectations that a variety of audiences, organisations or governments may have of their performance. Their exhibitions, programming and leadership may be criticised by society… | Read more »
Two new Board Members will be elected at the General Meeting of the AEJM in November 2018 in Budapest. This year, AEJM Board members Joanne Rosenthal and Bernhard Purin will step down from the Board. Candidates who wish to stand for a position can contact AEJM for further information. In order to provide members with information in advance of the AGM, the Board requests candidates to send their application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance, at the latest by 1 September, 2018…. | Read more »
The Jewish Museum Berlin and the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation invite you to attend a two-day international symposium on Stolen Judaica – Provenance Research in Israel and Germany. In specialist lectures, workshops, and an evening event, research exploring the origins of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica), exclusively in Israel and Germany, will take center stage for the first time. The symposium will take place in Berlin on 18 and 19 June . For more information and registration click here.
The second network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Warsaw in January. The exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing served as a case study for this study visit. Together with the staff of host POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 12 museum professionals from Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Austria explored various dimensions of the exhibition in relation to visitors, ranging from visitors studies, to communication plans, to events and to special educational… | Read more »