In 2020, AEJM and Jewish Museum Munich launched the new Curatorial Education Programme (CEP) for Jewish museum professionals. The CEP is a joint project of AEJM and the Jewish Museum Munich, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. The first activity that was scheduled for April (seminar in Hamburg) and the second for September (study visit to Stockholm) had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile we have received the news that the amendment of our original application for the 2020 CEP was approved by the German Foreign Office. We are therefore pleased to offer a webinar as a replacement for our classic CEP. The online CEP will take place from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16. 2020, starting on Monday 09:30 AM, ending around 3:00 PM on Friday. Regarding content, the CEP Webinar will have two thematic blocks:
- As many important texts focusing on Judaica objects were written at the end of the 19th and in the first third of the second century in German but were never translated into other languages we have had a number of – as we believe – key texts translated into English. Participants will study these articles in advance and prepare in pairs or alone a summary and interpretation of what they have read. The resulting presentation should be accompanied by visual material, i.e. objects from their respective collections.
- The second focus will be on the question of pre-war Judaica acquisitions. Since not all of the colleagues work in museums that had predecessor institutions, these will deal with pre-war Judaica acquisitions by regional private collectors or neighbouring municipal and other museums. The aim is to get an idea of dealer circles or individual sellers of Judaica objects and their expertise in this regard.
Please find the full programme of the CEP Webinar below.
The AEJM online meeting for curators with a focus on provenance research, organized by Christina Meri, is scheduled for October 14th, 3:00 PM. This meeting will form an integral part of the CEP.
In order to make the results of our CEPs more visible and transparent for all AEJM members, but also to make our work comprehensible for the German donor, the Foreign Ministry, we want to publish our joint research results on the AEJM website in the future. For all participants and for us as editors this means a little more effort than in the past, but we will certainly all benefit from this.