Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display 13-14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds Supported by a grant from the European Association for Jewish Studies Confirmed speakers: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (independent curator and researcher) Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) Cilly Kugelman (Jewish Museum Berlin) A two-day international symposium is to explore the critical debates about Jewish museologies in the light of Jewish institutions and Jewish presences in non-Jewish museums (city museums, national museums,… | Read more »

Survey of Jewish Museums in Europe

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is conducting a comprehensive survey of Jewish museums in Europe, in cooperation with the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM). In December 2015, about 140 museums in 34 countries are asked to answer detailed questions about their exhibitions, collections, technology, educational programmes, governance, and marketing. The Foundation will publish a detailed report based on the survey results in the Spring of 2016. Dr. Brigitte Sion is the project manager of this survey.

Stories from Oświęcim

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim has further developed its Core exhibit, “Oshpitzin: The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” by installing an outdoor component that continues the story of Oshpitzin into the square in front of the Museum. The large metal triangle freshly installed on the square presents individual “Stories from Oświęcim” about prewar Jewish residents. Told as graphic short stories, these seven tales highlight the vibrancy of local Jewish life before the Holocaust. The installation is visible from the Oświęcim Market… | Read more »

MES Vienna 2015

This years’ Museum Educators Seminar (MES) has taken place in Vienna, Austria. Fourteen educators from twelve different European countries have attended the five-day programme that was hosted by the Jewish Museum Vienna (JMW) in close cooperation with our Viennese colleagues Hannah Landsmann and Dan Fischman. During this edition the participants have worked on different locations in and outside Vienna. This included the Jewish Museum Vienna with a visit to the core exhibition Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then and Now, Museum Judenplatz and… | Read more »

A new interactive virtual exhibition

MANTUA IN JERUSALEM Interactive Virtual Exhibition by the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art The first virtual thematic exhibiton hosted by the Israel Ministry of Culture National Museum Portal was created by the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in Jerusalem. It is a pioneer project that aims to bring the beauty and cultural significance of the museum to a worldwide audience, by telling the story of the Jewish Community of Mantua, one of the most important, creative… | Read more »