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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 »

The AEJM congratulates POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews on winning the European Museum of the Year Award. 49 museums from 24 countries were nominated for the prestigious title, awarded annually “to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting audiences and satisfying its visitors with unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, a creative approach to education and social responsibility.” Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of the museum, received the EMYA trophy in a ceremony held in San Sebastian,… | Read more »

AEJM at CAJM Conference

The AEJM’s American counterpart, The Council of American Jewish Museums, held its annual conference in New York in March. The conference, held over three days, was dedicated to the topic “Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell” and included sessions at the Jewish Museum, Center for Jewish History, and Museum of Jewish Heritage. The AEJM was represented at the conference by Eva Koppen, Senior Project Manager, and Hanno Loewy, President of the Board. They gave a presentation on the AEJM, and… | Read more »