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CfP: Synagogue and Museum

Synagogue and Museum 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture Technische Universität Braunschweig, November 21 – 23, 2016 Deadline: July 29, 2016Since antiquity and especially since the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in the year 70 CE synagogues have become the central places of gathering of Jewish communities. They are complex, highly significant and polyvalent objects of for religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reflect the interdependencies with the surrounding cultures. Since… | Read more »

Conference: Heritage and its Communities

11-13 July 2016 in Southampton, UK Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton From 11-13 July 2016 the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton will organise its first International Workshop on Jewish Heritage. The aim of this conference is to bring academics, heritage practitioners, students and anybody interested in Jewish heritage together to exchange experiences, develop skills, expand their professional networks and establish working partnerships. The topic of this first edition… | Read more »

Curators on the road – A-CEP 2016

During one sunny week in April, 15 curators from Jewish museums across Europe took part in the brand new incarnation of the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme. For the first time, the programme was not just based in one city, but it rather took the form of a curatorial expedition, spanning the German regions of Bavaria and Swabia and the Austrian region Vorarlberg. Each night, the group stayed in a new town, and each day was filled with museums and other… | Read more »

3-9 July, 2016 in Milan, Italy The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO) Every three years, ICOMʼs General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme defined by museum professionals. More than 3,000 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange on museum-related topics, encompassing scientific discussions with ICOMʼs International Committees and conversations on current pressing issues in the museum and heritage sphere. This year, ICOMʼs 24th General Conference will take place… | Read more »

This spring twenty commanding officers of the Polish police gathered at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland to spend three days studying the Holocaust as part of the AJC’s Understanding Evil program, which is poised to grow thanks to a new set of EEA grants. Understanding Evil is a set of three-day intensive seminars for Polish law enforcement and police trainers designed in partnership with the Commander in Chief of the Polish police. “We must teach our police… | Read more »