26 November 2020 Dear member/affiliated member of AEJM, As some of you already know, AEJM is planning the creation of an international database of lost and found Jewish ceremonial objects. In 1998 international attention for the Nazi looting of Jewish cultural assets and provenance research resulted in the non-binding Washington Principles that focused on art objects. Provenance research in Jewish museums, including Judaica was discussed for the first time in 2006 during an annual meeting of the AEJM. The conference… | Read more »

On Wednesdag 14 October the AEJM presented our first curatorial online discussion on ZOOM. The session dealt with the issue of provenance research and its ever-growing relevance for our work. This and related topics were discussed in a focus group lead by Christina Meri (Jewish Museum of Greece), with presentations/contributions by: Linda Wiesner (Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt) Anna-Carolin Augustin (German Historical Institute, DC) and Julie-Marthe Cohen (Jewish Historical Museum) The focus group was recorded and is temporarily available online, until 26… | Read more »

Recording Online: Project Slam 2020

On Wednesday 18 November, during the Online Annual Conference, the AEJM organized a number of online project presentations on ZOOM, mimicking the project slam of our conferences and moderated by Christina Meri (Jewish Museum of Greece). This presentation was recorded and is now available online. You can watch it here. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in one of our next online meetings!  

On Wednesday 18 November, during the Online Annual Conference, the AEJM presented a ZOOM session on The Presence of the Holocaust in European Jewish Museums. Emile Schrijver (Jewish Cultural Quarter) lead a conversation on this topic with Amedeo Spagnoletto (Director MEIS) and Barbara Cuglietta (Director Jewish Museum of Belgium). This conversation was recorded and is now available online. You can watch it here. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in one of our next online meetings!

On Wednesday 23 September the AEJM presented a ZOOM workshop on Online Programming, Education and Public Engagement by Łucja Koch and Małgorzata Zając of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The plenary part of the meeting was recorded and is now available online. You can watch it here. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in one of our next online meetings!

On Wednesday 23 September – 3 PM (CET) AEJM will present a ZOOM workshop on Online Programming, Education and Public Engagement by Łucja Koch and Małgorzata Zając of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. This workshop is intended for people who run or intend to run an online cultural or educational program. At the time when our museums stayed closed, we were adopting a range of strategies: we were improving the visibility of our museum’s digital resources, holding… | Read more »

Dear all, 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, financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. The first activity that was scheduled for April (seminar in Hamburg) and the second for September (study visit to Stockholm) had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile we have received the news that the amendment of our original… | Read more »

Dear members of AEJM, If you have missed the presentation on Fundraising by Emile Schrijver on June 30, you can watch the recording here. After summer we’ll continue the online meetings on the following dates and topics, we kindly ask you to mark them in your calendar as announcements of these meetings will be posted in due course: 23 September – 3 PM Online programming, Education, public engagement – Lucja Koch (POLIN) 14 October – 3 PM Curatorial (Provenance) –… | Read more »

Since AEJM had to cancel all its regular onsite programming for this year, including the Annual Conference, we are determined to keep the network alive by organizing a series of online events. By the exchange of information and the discussion of common challenges AEJM aims to foster collaborative projects and a productive exchange of ideas and expertise. On Tuesday, 30 June from 15:00-16:15h CET we will organise a first focused online meeting, on the topic of Fundraising. Many museums face… | Read more »

On May 8 AEJM organised its first online Round Table discussion on the coronacrisis. Please find the recording of the Round Table here. With 80 spectators watching this online discussion, AEJM feels there is a need for connecting its members virtually and is planning to organise more thematic online meetings and discussions throughout the year. We will inform you through our website and newsletter. Image: Marco Caselli Nirmal