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The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for the Autumn grant round in the following grants programmes: Archives and Libraries Jewish Education Museums The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come.  Our grants assist universities, museums, libraries, archives and Jewish organisations that understand and appreciate that Jewish culture and heritage have a dynamic role to play in contemporary society.  We offer professional development opportunities and support pan-European organisations that are able to offer collaborative… | 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 »

After making the preservation plan for Etz HAyim Synagogue in 2018, the Izmir Project applied to the Izmir Development Agency for the implementation of the plan. They were happily informed that 75% of the restoration costs will be payed for by the Izmir Development Agency. The Izmir Project has signed an agreement with the Agency and restoration works will commence in this month, June 2019. The working process will include a consultation service arranged by Kiriaty Foundation of Tel Aviv and… | Read more »

Vivian B. Mann z”l

Vivian B. Mann, Professor Emerita for Jewish Art History and Visual Culture at The Jewish Theological Seminary and former Morris and Eva Feld Chair of Judaica at The Jewish Museum New York passed away this Monday in New York. Vivian was one of the most profiled experts in the history of Jewish art. As a curator at The Jewish Museum her knowledge and her interest made her an influential protagonist of pioneering exhibitions, among them Gardens and Ghettos: The Art… | Read more »