MEIS is looking for a new Director

The Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) in Ferrara published a call for applications for the position of Director of the museum. MEIS aims at bearing witness to the events that have characterized the two millennia of Jewish presence in Italy, raising awareness of the history, philosophy and culture of Italian Judaism from its origins, with particular emphasis on evidence of racial persecutions and the Holocaust, and on promoting the values of peace and brotherhood among peoples and… | Read more »

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for its next grant round in the following grants programmes: Museums Archives and Libraries Academic Jewish Studies Jewish Education The Museums Grant Programme supports the multiple missions of museums in the areas of collection management, exhibition support, professional training and other aspects that facilitate access to collections, provide evidence of the presence and contribution of the Jewish community in a particular European area, broaden the range of learning opportunities, engage diverse visitors, raise… | Read more »

The past ten years have seen attacks on Jewish institutions in various European cities, and Jews have been verbally and physically attacked with violence. In the year of its reopening, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt is consequently evaluating the situation of Jewish life in Europe. The symposium reflects on the paradoxical developments characteristic of the European Jewish diaspora. On the one hand, Jewish life is increasingly at risk while organized membership of Jewish Communities is decreasing across Europe. On the other… | Read more »

CAJM Conference 2020

Museums 2020: Essential Conversations The Council of American Jewish Museums is excited to convene its next annual conference in Dallas, Texas from Feb 22-25, 2020 on the theme of “Museums 2020: Essential Conversations.” The conference will explore some of the most vital, difficult, and essential conversations for our museums to have in the year 2020. Jewish museums are natural centers for the understanding and exploration of today’s critical issues – including religion, immigration, persecution, antisemitism, human rights, justice, and America’s… | Read more »

Curatorial Education Programme Dates: 20-24 April 2020 Location: Hamburg Deadline for registration: 14 FebruaryDuring the 5-day learning programme in Hamburg we will visit different institutions holding Judaica collections that reflect the heritage of once flourishing Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish communities. The CEP seminar will consist of hands-on workshops on Jewish material culture, lectures, discussions and excursions. Read more about the programme here. Registration closes on February 14!  

44 family stories from prewar Oświęcim (Auschwitz) featured in the new Memory section of the core exhibit at the Jewish Museum. Among artefacts presented for the first time are personal objects of Shimon Kluger (1925-2000) the town’s last Jewish resident. The project headed by museum’s curator Artur Szyndler, included historical research, renovation of the exhibit space and installation of new artefacts. Thanks to our contacts with survivors and their descendants around the world, we acquired unique artefacts and historical information… | Read more »