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Statement

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 »

2nd International Workshop on Jewish Heritage, 2019 ‘Museums and their Communities’ Jewish Museum London, Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 June 2019 The 2nd International Workshop on Jewish Heritage organised by the Parkes Institute is following on from the 2016 workshop themed around ‘Jewish Heritage and Its Communities’. The workshop brought together academics, museum staff and grassroots activists from all over Europe. Excellent presentations covered a wide range of topics, from Judaica collecting in St Petersburg to audience expectations at the Galicia Jewish Museum in… | Read more »

The University of Amsterdam and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe are now accepting applications to attend an intensive JEWISH HERITAGE SEMINAR for junior professionals and graduate students in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-20 June 2019 The intensive seminar will combine academic presentations, hands-on workshops, case studies, and site visits with top experts working in museums, archives, libraries, and research universities. The seminar will address the following topics: synagogue architecture, Judaica collections, Jewish books and manuscripts, archival material, cemeteries, documenting the Shoah, and will… | Read more »