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The Museum of Turkish Jews open in new location

THE QUINCENTENNIAL FOUNDATION MUSEUM OF TURKISH JEWS Since its opening on 25 November 2001, the Museum of Turkish Jews, founded by the Quincentennial Foundation, was located in the Zülfaris Synagogue in Istanbul. In December 2015, the Museum merged with the Neve Şalom Synagogue Foundation, and has now opened its doors to visitors on the new location in Istanbul’s Karaköy quarter.  The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews welcomes you to explore the historic and cultural heritage of Turkish Jews, their coexistence and… | Read more »

In 2009, the property of the former Labour and Concentration Camp in Sered’ was transferred to the Museum of Jewish Culture by the Ministry of Defence, and declared a National Cultural Monument. Subsequently, the plans were announced to build a new Holocaust Museum. On the 26th of January 2016, the new Holocaust Museum in Sered’ was opened to the public.   Photo: Andrej Kiska, the president of the Slovak Republic, visits the new Holocaust Museum in Sered’ Photo credit: Katarína Acél… | Read more »

Rediscovery of a lost synagogue

A destroyed synagogue building in the old jewish District of Izmir has been recently discovered. The building is a synagogue according to testimonies of elderly people who used to live in the area. It was already destroyed in the first half of 20th century to their best memory. As seen in the pictures, dirt and junk accumulated within the abandoned synagogue. The Jewish Community does not possess a title deed for this synagogue, but already is taking steps to claim property… | Read more »

Collecting & Display International Research Forum in collaboration with The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The History of Art Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 13 – 16 November 2016 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem   Provenance research forms an important part of the regular aspects of museum curators’ work. In the context of documenting their collections, museums need to confirm the status of every object as an original artwork as well as validating the artist’s identity – information that typically relies on provenance research. Moreover, when lending… | Read more »

New grants from the Rothschild Foundation

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe recently announced two news funding opportunities for Jewish museums: 1. A Planning Grant to help at least 2 museums work together to develop a proposal for a new exhibition. 2. A Facilitation Grant that will enable one museum to borrow a current or previous exhibition. A museum can apply for one grant or both, provided it meets the criteria. The closing date for applications for both planning and facilitation grants is Monday 9th May at… | Read more »