Already in its 18th edition, this year?s European Days of Jewish Culture will be celebrated throughout Europe from 3 September. The fundamental objective of this European collaboration is to highlight the diversity and richness of Judaism, with the intention of promoting dialogue, mutual recognition and exchange through conferences, concerts, performances, guided tours and other activities. This year’s theme: Diasporas. As every year, a specific topic is chosen to link the different initiatives that will take place around Europe. Diasporas, the… | Read more »
NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference: “Open Heart Surgery – The Value of Museum Collections” | 9-12 November 2017| Ghent, Belgium Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how is it connected to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society? NEMO will examine this question together… | Read more »
The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe welcomes applications for a range of grant programmes. Programmes include Archives and Libraries, Jewish Education, Academic Jewish Studies, and – most relevant to AEJM members – Museums. The Museums Programme is now open for applications. The closing date for submitting an application is July 26, 2017. Read more and apply here. If you have any queries concerning the Museums Grant Programme, please contact Dr Brigitte Sion.
A short film about “The Jewish Court of Venice” by The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, is available for viewing both in English and in Hebrew online at the National Portal of Museums in Israel. The video was produced by the Italian Jewish Museum and the Israeli Ministry of Culture as an introductory video for the exhibition “The Jewish Court of Venice” currently on view at the museum. Until now, it was available for viewing exclusively as… | Read more »
Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 University of Zurich The heterogeneity of Jewish communities through time and space is mirrored by the equally heterogeneous appearance of their religion-related material culture. This is due to the entanglements and interactions of Jewish with regional cultures, of context-specific religious content with general art and aesthetics, and to the varieties of Jewish life and customs in different socio-political settings. Jewish religious material culture thus not only reflects internal Jewish perspectives, but also… | Read more »