In 2020, AEJM and Jewish Museum Munich launched the new Curatorial Education Program (CEP) for Jewish museum professionals. The CEP is a joint project of AEJM and the Jewish Museum Munich, suppoted by the German Federal Foreign Office. The first activity is scheduled for 20-24 April (seminar in Hamburg) and the second for 14-15 September (study visit to Stockholm).
Update 12 March
Due to the different restrictions the Corona Virus provokes in Europe and abroad the organisers find themselves forced to postpone the upcoming Curatorial Education Programme in Hamburg.
We regret this very much, as well as all inconveniences this may cause.
AEJM is in the process of finding a new date. Participants will receive regular updates.
Seminar Hamburg (DE)
During the 5-day learning programme in Hamburg we will visit different institutions holding Judaica collections. The seminar will consist of hands-on workshops on Jewish material culture, lectures, discussions and excursions.
In Hamburg we will study the heritage of two once flourishing Jewish communities, an Ashkenazi as well as a Sephardi community. The famous cemetery on Königstraße reflects the broad scope of this history. Judaica collections, which partly were already brought together around 1900, and collections of Jewish interest are held in the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum for Hamburg History), in the Altonaer Museum, in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Arts and Crafts), and in the State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky.
The museum departments as well as the library are welcoming us to their collections and are looking forward to cooperating with us. Besides the usual hands-on-workshops with Judaica collections, we will offer insights into Hebrew manuscript culture, in specific provenance research problems, and we will discuss strategies/new approaches regarding the (re)presentation of local Jewish history(ies).
Application deadline for the Hamburg seminar: February 14.
Travel grants may be requested at the Museum Grants Programme (Travel Grant) of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. Please note that the Foundation’s deadline is February 28.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED