Since opening its doors in 2001, the Jewish Museum Berlin has joined the ranks of Europe’s leading museums. It includes three buildings, two specifically built by architect Daniel Libeskind. The museum’s permanent historical exhibition invites visitors to travel through two millennia of German-Jewish history. Shaped by its special exhibitions, permanent collections, publications, and diverse program of events, the museum is a vibrant center of reflection on Jewish history and culture. In 2012 the museum added to its educational activities with an Academy Program that combines research, discussion, and exchange of ideas about Jewish history, current issues, and social diversity.