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, meanings, shifts and uses of stories in our museums.

The international points of view will be featured by three representatives of Jewish museum projects from Austria, Russia and Israel, who will reveal how Jewish-museum storytelling in can change dramatically from place to place: Hanno Loewy, director of Jewish Museum Hohenems (Austria) and president of the Association of European Jewish Museums; Natan Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University and a consultant for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow; and Orit Shaham-Gover, curator of Beit Hatfutsot – Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.


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