JÜDISCHES MUSEUM MÜNCHEN Hops, water, yeast, and malt: these are the four ingredients with which beer is traditionally brewed in Bavaria. The 500th anniversary of the “Bavarian Beer Purity Law,” which has now been added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list, will be celebrated in 2016. To mark this jubilee the Jewish Museum Munich is staging the first exhibition of its kind to explore the story of beer, past and present, in Jewish tradition and culture. In Ancient Egypt beer… | Read more »
The AEJM Annual Conference 2015 took place from 14 until 17 November at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. More than 100 delegates from different countries – coming from Dublin to Jerusalem and from Warsaw to Rome – for five days participated in lectures, panel discussions, and workshops of this year’s edition The “Self” and the “Other” – Jewish Museums Dealing With Notions Of Diversity. | Read more >>>
CAJM Conference 2016 Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell The Council of American Jewish Museums is pleased to announce highlights of its upcoming national conference in New York City. This signature annual event will take place from March 20-22, 2016. The program, Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell, will explore the themes and narratives of our institutions and our imaginations. Outstanding cultural and communal leaders – combined with the extraordinary resources of New York City – will help illuminate the relevance,… | Read more »
Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display 13-14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds Supported by a grant from the European Association for Jewish Studies Confirmed speakers: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (independent curator and researcher) Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) Cilly Kugelman (Jewish Museum Berlin) A two-day international symposium is to explore the critical debates about Jewish museologies in the light of Jewish institutions and Jewish presences in non-Jewish museums (city museums, national museums,… | Read more »
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is conducting a comprehensive survey of Jewish museums in Europe, in cooperation with the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM). In December 2015, about 140 museums in 34 countries are asked to answer detailed questions about their exhibitions, collections, technology, educational programmes, governance, and marketing. The Foundation will publish a detailed report based on the survey results in the Spring of 2016. Dr. Brigitte Sion is the project manager of this survey.