Posts Categorized: AEJM Announcements

After a unanimous vote in favour at the General Meeting in Ferrara, we are happy to welcome two new members to our network: The yet to be build Jewish Museum Lisbon (PT) and the Jewish Museum of Rhodes (GR). Congratulations! The Jewish Museum of Rhodes, situated on the premises of the Kahal Shalom Synagogue complex dating from 1577, was founded in 1997 on the initiative of Aron Hasson, a third generation Rodesli based in Los Angeles (US). Over the years the… | Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

Dates: September 16-18, 2019 In close cooperation with the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center (JMTC), AEJM organises a curatorial study visit to Moscow. The programme includes behind-the-scenes visits to both our member institutions JMTC and the Museum of Jewish History in Russia, as well as museum visits to relevant institutions and collections of Russian-Jewish art like the Bakhrushin Museum, the New Tretyakov Gallery,  and the GULAG History Museum. The full programme will be available for download later this summer. The study visit is open for museum conservators, curators,… | Read more »

The Mobility Programme supports museum professionals from AEJM member institutions who are travelling across Europe to attend AEJM professional development and networking programmes. The Mobility Programme provides travel support for (international) return travels and is designed to support AEJM member institutions with limited financial means. Please note that only AEJM member institutions can apply, not individual members or individual members of staff.In 2019 the following activities are part of the Mobility Programme: Museum Education Study Visit Sarajevo Curatorial Study Visit AEJM Annual Conference Ferrara… | Read more »