Dear members of AEJM! These are very difficult times, for mankind, for culture, and for all Jewish museums, worldwide. All of us are worried about our own health, the health of our families, of our loved ones, of our staffs and our visitors. I can only wish that all members of our extended community are safe and in good health. In this newsletter we inform you, among other things, about the effect of the crisis on our programming. So far,… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim offers virtual museum experiences to visitors from every corner of the world, despite closure of the facilities caused by COVID-19. The highlights from the core exhibition “Oshpitzin. The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” are presented as virtual display an the Google Arts & Culture platform, the world’s largest digital collection of exhibits. Vivid photographs, compelling personal documents, and curatorial insights tell the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s (Yiddish: Oshpitzin) Jewish community destroyed and overshadowed by the tragedy… | Read more »

CEP Hamburg postponed

Due to the different restrictions COVID-19 (Corona virus) provokes in Europe and abroad the organisers  of the Curatorial Education Programme find themselves forced to postpone the upcoming seminar Hamburg, which was initially planned for 20-24 April. AEJM regrets this very much, as well as all inconveniences this may cause to participants. The organisers are in the process of finding a new date. Participants will receive regular updates. For any inquiries, please contact Programme Coordinator Michaela Feurstein-Prasser at feurstein@xhibit.at. Photo: Workshop… | Read more »

The newly opened Jewish Museum in Stockholm has been nominated for the Swedish Museum of the Year award. The purpose of the Museum of the Year award is to highlight excellent museum work with a focus on innovative thinking and community-based activities. In 2020, the Museum of the Year will be awarded for the 24th time to a museum in Sweden that works innovatively with collections, pedagogy, exhibitions, contemporary documentation, international work or communication. The winner will be announced on 27… | Read more »

Etz Hayim Syngague in Izmir

Following the grant allowed by the Izmir Agency for Development and due to an international professional endeavor financed by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation and Tel Aviv based Kiriaty Foundation, progress is made in the restoration of the Etz Hayim Synagogue in Izmir. Being one of the oldest synagogues in Izmir, extra care is shown to accomplish a restoration that will reflect the historical and cultural stages the site has undergone. Etz Hayim Synagogue is one of the 9 synagogues… | Read more »