Posts By: Eva Koppen

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is developing the Jewish European Ephemera Collection, to be housed at the National Library of Israel. More than 4.000 pieces have already been collected. For the collection to grow further, AEJM Conference delegates are kindly invited to bring materials from their museum to Ferrara! A brochure, a poster, a postcard…. And if you’re near a Jewish community, pick up something from the Jewish community centre, the synagogue or even the kosher butcher – anything that tells… | Read more »

Ferrara Conference Programme

The final programme for the AEJM Annual Conference 2019 to be held in Ferrara is now available in the conference section. Registered participants have received all conference locations via email. Professional Focus Groups, keynotes, Project Slams: read all about it! The AEJM Annual Conference 2019 is kindly supported by the David Berg Foundation.  

Santiago Palomero Plaza z”l

In one of his last public interventions, Santiago referred to the poet Gabriel Selaya (1911-1991) when stating “I curse the museum that does not take sides, sides until it becomes stained”. This was his starting point, his objective, his way of being: the commitment to heritage, culture, history and life pushed him to promote new visions and new perspectives in museology and in the interpretation of Hispanic Jewish heritage. He was an archaeologist and museologist, historian and writer, cultural manager… | Read more »

Statement

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 »

Statement

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 »