The AEJM Conference 2018 The Politicisation of Museums. European Jewish Museums: Consequences and Responses will take place in Budapest from Sunday 18 until Tuesday 20 November. Join us at the Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives for 3 days of talks, discussion and exchange! The programme of the 24th edition of our Conference will explore the politicization of Jewish museums in Europe. How are our museums affected by the current political climate(s) in Europe and how does it influence our work as museum professionals? In… | Read more »
The second network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Warsaw in January. The exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing served as a case study for this study visit. Together with the staff of host POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 12 museum professionals from Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Austria explored various dimensions of the exhibition in relation to visitors, ranging from visitors studies, to communication plans, to events and to special educational… | Read more »
Museums carry important functions in the preservation, documentation and public dissemination of Jewish heritage: they serve as repositories of historical and religious artefacts, as exhibition venues, as research centres for academics, as educational resources for students of all ages and as cultural spaces for the general public. The Museums Grant Programme supports the multiple missions of museums in the areas of collections management, exhibitions support, professional development and other curatorial aspects that facilitate access to collections, provide evidence of the… | Read more »
The new online Handbook On Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects is now available through the Claims Conference. This publication by Julie-Marthe Cohen, Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Ruth Jolanda Weinberger covers research of two different categories: classical provenance research, which deals with tracing an object at hand to its original owner, and research which deals with establishing the location of a lost object. One can download the full handbook or individual sections from the website of the Claims Conference. The handbook consists of four parts:… | Read more »
The Council of American Jewish Museums is hosting its annual conference in Washington, DC February 25-28, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is “Responsibility and Empowerment: A Civic Role For Jewish Museums.” European colleagues are invited to join the communal conversation. For more information about the programme and how to register, please visit CAJM’s website.