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In one of his last public interventions, Santiago referred to the poet Gabriel Selaya (1911-1991) when stating “I curse the museum that does not take sides, sides until it becomes stained”. This was his starting point, his objective, his way of being: the commitment to heritage, culture, history and life pushed him to promote new visions and new perspectives in museology and in the interpretation of Hispanic Jewish heritage. He was an archaeologist and museologist, historian and writer, cultural manager… | Read more »

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for the Autumn grant round in the following grants programmes: Archives and Libraries Jewish Education Museums The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come.  Our grants assist universities, museums, libraries, archives and Jewish organisations that understand and appreciate that Jewish culture and heritage have a dynamic role to play in contemporary society.  We offer professional development opportunities and support pan-European organisations that are able to offer collaborative… | Read more »

Statement

The Board of the Association of European Jewish Museums welcomes the decision of the selection committee to confirm the reappointment of Professor Dariusz Stola as director of Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. We are delighted that Professor Stola’s achievements in his very successful first term are being recognised. Polin Museum is one of the most important Jewish museums in Europe and the world. Opened just a few years ago, it has earned international praise from experts and visitors alike, including winning various major… | Read more »

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 »