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The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim offers virtual museum experiences to visitors from every corner of the world, despite closure of the facilities caused by COVID-19. The highlights from the core exhibition “Oshpitzin. The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” are presented as virtual display an the Google Arts & Culture platform, the world’s largest digital collection of exhibits. Vivid photographs, compelling personal documents, and curatorial insights tell the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s (Yiddish: Oshpitzin) Jewish community destroyed and overshadowed by the tragedy… | Read more »

The newly opened Jewish Museum in Stockholm has been nominated for the Swedish Museum of the Year award. The purpose of the Museum of the Year award is to highlight excellent museum work with a focus on innovative thinking and community-based activities. In 2020, the Museum of the Year will be awarded for the 24th time to a museum in Sweden that works innovatively with collections, pedagogy, exhibitions, contemporary documentation, international work or communication. The winner will be announced on 27… | Read more »

Etz Hayim Syngague in Izmir

Following the grant allowed by the Izmir Agency for Development and due to an international professional endeavor financed by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation and Tel Aviv based Kiriaty Foundation, progress is made in the restoration of the Etz Hayim Synagogue in Izmir. Being one of the oldest synagogues in Izmir, extra care is shown to accomplish a restoration that will reflect the historical and cultural stages the site has undergone. Etz Hayim Synagogue is one of the 9 synagogues… | Read more »

Zygmunt Stępiński new Director POLIN

The Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Professor Piotr Gliński appointed Zygmunt Stępiński for the post of Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Since February 2019, Stępiński was Acting Director of POLIN. His three-year term will commence on 1 March 2020 and will draw to an end on 28 February 2023. For more information on the Stępiński’s appointment, please read the full article on POLIN’s website.   Photo: M. Starowieyska/POLIN Museum

The Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced the appointments of Carmen Álvarez Nogales as the new director of the Sephardic Museum in Toledo. Alvarez has been involved in the museum as curator and manager for many years and is a familiar face within the AEJM community, in particular after co-coordinating the AEJM Annual Conference 2017 in Toledo. She will take over the director’s position that was left vacant after her predecessor Santiago Palomera Plaza passed away last August…. | Read more »