This year’s Museum Education Seminar (MES) will be held over the course of five summer days in Lithuania’s beautiful capital, July 17-21, 2016. The seminar is generously hosted by Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum.  The theme of the 2016 MES is politics of memory, and it will explore how politics of memory have shaped and continue to influence our museums and our educational activities. Participants will be able to visit a number of cultural and historical sites in and around Vilnius, explore… | Read more »

3-9 July, 2016 in Milan, Italy The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO) Every three years, ICOMʼs General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme defined by museum professionals. More than 3,000 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange on museum-related topics, encompassing scientific discussions with ICOMʼs International Committees and conversations on current pressing issues in the museum and heritage sphere. This year, ICOMʼs 24th General Conference will take place… | Read more »

This spring twenty commanding officers of the Polish police gathered at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland to spend three days studying the Holocaust as part of the AJC’s Understanding Evil program, which is poised to grow thanks to a new set of EEA grants. Understanding Evil is a set of three-day intensive seminars for Polish law enforcement and police trainers designed in partnership with the Commander in Chief of the Polish police. “We must teach our police… | Read more »

AEJM Board vacancy

This year  AEJM Vice-President Erika Perahia-Zemour will step down from her post, after completing six years as a member of the AEJM Board. A new Board Member will be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the AEJM in November 2016 in Copenhagen. In order to provide members with information in advance of the AGM, the Board requests that candidates who wish to stand for a position on the Board send their application by e-mail to Eva Koppen ( in… | Read more »

The AEJM congratulates POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews on winning the European Museum of the Year Award. 49 museums from 24 countries were nominated for the prestigious title, awarded annually “to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting audiences and satisfying its visitors with unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, a creative approach to education and social responsibility.” Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of the museum, received the EMYA trophy in a ceremony held in San Sebastian,… | Read more »