Posts Categorized: AEJM Announcements

CEP Hamburg postponed

Due to the different restrictions COVID-19 (Corona virus) provokes in Europe and abroad the organisers  of the Curatorial Education Programme find themselves forced to postpone the upcoming seminar Hamburg, which was initially planned for 20-24 April. AEJM regrets this very much, as well as all inconveniences this may cause to participants. The organisers are in the process of finding a new date. Participants will receive regular updates. For any inquiries, please contact Programme Coordinator Michaela Feurstein-Prasser at feurstein@xhibit.at. Photo: Workshop… | Read more »

Curatorial Education Programme Dates: 20-24 April 2020 Location: Hamburg Deadline for registration: 14 FebruaryDuring the 5-day learning programme in Hamburg we will visit different institutions holding Judaica collections that reflect the heritage of once flourishing Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish communities. The CEP seminar will consist of hands-on workshops on Jewish material culture, lectures, discussions and excursions. Read more about the programme here. Registration closes on February 14!  

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 »

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 »