AEJM at CAJM Conference

The AEJM’s American counterpart, The Council of American Jewish Museums, held its annual conference in New York in March. The conference, held over three days, was dedicated to the topic “Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell” and included sessions at the Jewish Museum, Center for Jewish History, and Museum of Jewish Heritage. The AEJM was represented at the conference by Eva Koppen, Senior Project Manager, and Hanno Loewy, President of the Board. They gave a presentation on the AEJM, and… | Read more »

Museum Judengasse reopens with a new permanent exhibition featuring exquisit objects within the ruins of the first Jewish ghetto in Europe. Media installations and an app are telling stories about Jewish daily life and culture in Frankfurt in early modern times. The new entrance to the museum emphasizes the different aspects of the historical site – from the Jewish cemetery that dates back to the Middle Ages, to the Judengasse which was replaced by the Börneplatzsynagoge in modern times to… | Read more »

This year’s Museum Education Seminar took place in Vienna and was attended by fourteen educators from twelve different European countries. All the participants have contributed to the MES Seminar Papers, now available online. The Seminar Papers include synopses of talks on best practice, summaries of discussions, and detailed lesson plans developed during the workshops. The Seminar Papers are intended to be a resource both for those who took part in the MES 2015 and others who are interested in educational programming… | Read more »

POLIN: THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS 8-10 JUNE 2016 The conference will explore issues related to Jewish cultural heritage in contemporary Europe – preservation, animation, engagement, and impact. For whom is Jewish cultural heritage being preserved and interpreted? What is its role in the renewal of Jewish life and memory? What is its impact on local and diasporic communities? How does Jewish cultural heritage figure in educational, artistic, and cultural programs? How is it deployed in wider… | Read more »

The Museum of Turkish Jews open in new location

THE QUINCENTENNIAL FOUNDATION MUSEUM OF TURKISH JEWS Since its opening on 25 November 2001, the Museum of Turkish Jews, founded by the Quincentennial Foundation, was located in the Zülfaris Synagogue in Istanbul. In December 2015, the Museum merged with the Neve Şalom Synagogue Foundation, and has now opened its doors to visitors on the new location in Istanbul’s Karaköy quarter.  The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews welcomes you to explore the historic and cultural heritage of Turkish Jews, their coexistence and… | Read more »