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 »

The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of expert advise and training, by offering them both professional and financial support for expert advice and in house-training. All AEJM member institutions can apply, and the 2016 deadlines for for submitting applications are 1 April and 1 September. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide member institutions with expert advice… | Read more »

The first Advanced Curatorial Education Programme of 2016 will follow a brand new format – a road trip! Rather than being based in one city, the participants of this seminar will travel through Southern Germany and the Austrian region of Vorarlberg. The seminar will focus on Jewish built heritage and on creating exhibitions in Jewish museums. Participants will partake in workshops at the Jewish Museum Munich, Ulm Museum and Jewish Museum Hohenems, and visit a variety of Jewish museums and cultural heritage sites… | Read more »

Opening of the new Holocaust Museum in Slovakia

In 2009, the property of the former Labour and Concentration Camp in Sered’ was transferred to the Museum of Jewish Culture by the Ministry of Defence, and declared a National Cultural Monument. Subsequently, the plans were announced to build a new Holocaust Museum. On the 26th of January 2016, the new Holocaust Museum in Sered’ was opened to the public.   Photo: Andrej Kiska, the president of the Slovak Republic, visits the new Holocaust Museum in Sered’ Photo credit: Katarína Acél… | Read more »

Rediscovery of a lost synagogue

A destroyed synagogue building in the old jewish District of Izmir has been recently discovered. The building is a synagogue according to testimonies of elderly people who used to live in the area. It was already destroyed in the first half of 20th century to their best memory. As seen in the pictures, dirt and junk accumulated within the abandoned synagogue. The Jewish Community does not possess a title deed for this synagogue, but already is taking steps to claim property… | Read more »