The AEJM Annual Conference 2019 will be hosted by Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara (IT), November 17-19. The conference programme comprises lectures, conversations, focus-groups, project slams, and network opportunities to the backdrop of beautiful Ferrara (read the preliminary programme here). The 2019 AEJM conference is supported by the David Berg Foundation. The optional day excursion on Wednesday 20 November will take participants by bus to Bologna and other places of Jewish heritage in the Emilia-Romagna region, including… | Read more »

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for the Autumn grant round in the following grants programmes: Archives and Libraries Jewish Education Museums The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe aims to ensure that Jewish culture and heritage are actively supported, valued and looked after for generations to come.  Our grants assist universities, museums, libraries, archives and Jewish organisations that understand and appreciate that Jewish culture and heritage have a dynamic role to play in contemporary society.  We offer professional development opportunities and support pan-European organisations that are able to offer collaborative… | Read more »

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The Board of the Association of European Jewish Museums welcomes the decision of the selection committee to confirm the reappointment of Professor Dariusz Stola as director of Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. We are delighted that Professor Stola’s achievements in his very successful first term are being recognised. Polin Museum is one of the most important Jewish museums in Europe and the world. Opened just a few years ago, it has earned international praise from experts and visitors alike, including winning various major… | Read more »

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The Board of AEJM regret the recent resignation of Prof. Peter Schäfer as director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany. It is of great importance in today’s world that museums in general, and Jewish museums in particular, remain independent institutions. Museums should be ‘safe places for unsafe ideas’ and should not become the victim of the expectations that a variety of audiences, organisations or governments may have of their performance. Their exhibitions, programming and leadership may be criticised by society… | Read more »

Dates: September 16-18, 2019 In close cooperation with the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center (JMTC), AEJM organises a curatorial study visit to Moscow. The programme includes behind-the-scenes visits to both our member institutions JMTC and the Museum of Jewish History in Russia, as well as museum visits to relevant institutions and collections of Russian-Jewish art like the Bakhrushin Museum, the New Tretyakov Gallery,  and the GULAG History Museum. The full programme will be available for download later this summer. The study visit is open for museum conservators, curators,… | Read more »