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.
Call for Papers Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence 3-7 September 2018 Krakow, Poland Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. The touristic presentation of Jewish heritage in many cities belies long and difficult histories but nevertheless recognition through the protection, conservation and interpretation of this heritage is of increasing importance. However, within their wider context of urban heritage, many sites and… | Read more »
Building from Ashes: Jews in Postwar Europe (1945-1950) International conference 3. – 5. December, a cooperation between the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig, the Seminar für Judaistik at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institute. Supported by the European Association for Jewish Studies, the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung and the Nassauische Sparkasse. In the immediate postwar years, Europe faced the aftermath of genocide, extreme violence, and mass displacement that had produced millions of refugees, poverty… | Read more »
Conservation Secrets: the Search for Truth through Restoration and Rejuvenation Exhibition and Live-Restoration Exhibition Curator: Dr. Doron J. Lurie Assistant Curator: Rachel Berkovitz “Conservation Secrets” shines a spotlight on the long-standing connection to conservation at the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. At one time home to a school and studio for wood conservation, the museum has often engaged with the ethical questions surrounding the restoration process. This exhibition examines some of these questions for the public, beginning with… | Read more »
Joint Conference: ICAMT and ICMEMO 2017 October 14-18th in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Memory Building: Engaging Society in Self-Reflective Museums The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes and the International Committee for Architecture and Museum Techniques have a joint conference in Cincinnati, USA. The theme of the conference is “MEMORY BUILDING: Engaging Society in self-reflective Museums” According to the organisers, Cincinnati offers an unexpectedly apt venue at the crossroads of a complex political time… | Read more »