View of the Contemporary Identity and Culture wing © ANU - Museum of the Jewish People

MEST 2023: Get to know ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

In the new online MEST series “Get to Know”, we invite our educator’s network to learn more about selected Jewish museums and their educational practice. We bring you to unexpected places across Europe and beyond to learn more about museum renewals and innovative pedagogical strategies. On March 20 we will bring you to ANU – Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv (IL) to learn more about its practice on the diversity of Jewish peoplehood.

ANU – Museum of the Jewish People is the largest and most diverse Jewish museum in the world. It includes all Jewish stories, from East to West and past to present, that span cultures, languages, and geography. This session will share elements of ANU’s brand-new core exhibition and its pedagogy. Lindsay Shapiro and Hadassa Efrati will also share how the museum engages with all different groups- from Jewish/Muslim/Druze groups in Israel, to international groups of all different religions. Our colleagues will also share how the museum is accessible for all types of museum goers. This will be an interactive session, so come ready for a dialogue!

Initiated by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Oslo Jewish Museum, AEJM’s MEST is a professional development programme that addresses educators from Jewish museums in Europe. The programme consists of a series of online and IRL activities, comprising interactive workshops and lectures, exchange of best practice, and peer-to-peer support and network opportunities. Jewish Museum in Trondheim holds a role of as a partner in the programme.

Monday, March 20, 14:00-15:00 CET

Lindsay Shapiro, Senior Coordinator of English Education
Hadassa Efrati, Director of Museum Accessibility and Guide Training


Registration is open until March 16. Participants will receive the Zoom link on March 17.
Click here to register!

The MEST is curated and produced by Eva Koppen.
For more information, please contact

MEST is part of the Jewish Cultural Heritage Project supported by the EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, and by the state budget of Poland.


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