AEJM Annual Conference 2024 in Amsterdam

From Crisis to Creativity: Resilience and Renewal in Jewish Museums

This year’s conference, hosted by the Jewish Cultural Quarter Amsterdam, will take place in Amsterdam from June 16 to 18.
The conference will focus on two topics that are particularly important in the current situation and must also be thought together. Dealing with crisis because much has changed in the work of Jewish museums since October 7, 2023, both intentionally and unintentionally. The desire of Jewish museums to address the current situation, to show solidarity, and to make an educational contribution has also changed as a result of last year’s terrorist attack by Hamas and the subsequent outbreak of war. Since then, Jewish museums have experienced a new dimension of politicization and new challenges and hostilities, but also rising expectations due to a growing demand for education on anti-Semitism and the Shoah as a result of the recognition of a widespread anti-Semitic ideology that is experiencing a dramatic resurgence. The fundamental questions of how to develop the proper coping mechanisms and create a resilient environment within our community are important.
With the opening of the National Holocaust Museum of the Netherlands, the conference is also committed to the comprehensive educational mission and conceptual development of the newly created museum. It will examine methodological approaches, practical experiences, and programs that colleagues and our members offer.

Date: June 16 to 18, 2024
Location: National Holocaust Museum
Plantage Middenlaan 27, 1018 DB Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Registration for members: March 21, 2024
Open registration: April 1, 2024

Registration is closed.

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