Statement

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 »

After making the preservation plan for Etz HAyim Synagogue in 2018, the Izmir Project applied to the Izmir Development Agency for the implementation of the plan. They were happily informed that 75% of the restoration costs will be payed for by the Izmir Development Agency. The Izmir Project has signed an agreement with the Agency and restoration works will commence in this month, June 2019. The working process will include a consultation service arranged by Kiriaty Foundation of Tel Aviv and… | Read more »

Vivian B. Mann z”l

Vivian B. Mann, Professor Emerita for Jewish Art History and Visual Culture at The Jewish Theological Seminary and former Morris and Eva Feld Chair of Judaica at The Jewish Museum New York passed away this Monday in New York. Vivian was one of the most profiled experts in the history of Jewish art. As a curator at The Jewish Museum her knowledge and her interest made her an influential protagonist of pioneering exhibitions, among them Gardens and Ghettos: The Art… | Read more »

2nd International Workshop on Jewish Heritage, 2019 ‘Museums and their Communities’ Jewish Museum London, Monday and Tuesday, 24-25 June 2019 The 2nd International Workshop on Jewish Heritage organised by the Parkes Institute is following on from the 2016 workshop themed around ‘Jewish Heritage and Its Communities’. The workshop brought together academics, museum staff and grassroots activists from all over Europe. Excellent presentations covered a wide range of topics, from Judaica collecting in St Petersburg to audience expectations at the Galicia Jewish Museum in… | Read more »