Reopening of the Sephardic Museum

The Sephardic Museum opened the 4th of September after undertaking a cleaning and restoration of the walls of the Prayer Room in the Synagogue of El Transito   The Great Prayer Room of the Synagogue of El Transito, headquarters of the Sephardic Museum of Toledo, went through a process of cleaning, restoration, and treatment to its walls and surfaces during the entire month of August this year. The project, a month-long task, consisted of new plastering, stratigraphic samples of the… | Read more »

The last eyewitnesses of the Holocaust have been making their appearance in the Burgtheater, but soon it will no longer be possible to speak with the them and hear their recollections and stories at first hand. The podium guests will discuss the possibilities and limits of communication without eyewitnesses and the ways in which memorials and Jewish museums can or should work together when the individual memory becomes a cultural one. The event is part of the 2015 AEJM Educators Training… | Read more »

Jewish Museum Vienna goes New York

From September 29, 2015, the Jewish Museum Vienna is presenting two successful exhibition projects at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York focusing on the photographer Erich Lessing and the artist Andrew M. Mezvinsky. “A Good Day,” a multimedia installation by the American artist Andrew M. Mezvinsky, is based on Primo Levi’s account of survival in Auschwitz. “Lessing Presents Lessing” features a highly personal selection by Hannah Lessing, secretary general of the Austrian National Fund, of photographers by her father,… | Read more »

A-CEP Budapest

The second 2015 edition of the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme took place in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September. This time an international group of 16 curators from 12 different European countries participated in an intensive five-days programme including hands-on workshops on identifying inscriptions and symbols of Judaica collections and paper works, lectures about the presentation of archival materials, exhibition-analyses of the Hungarian Jewish Museum and excursions through the Jewish Historical Quarter and to the Hungarian National Museum, the… | Read more »

This album presents the collections of the Museum of Jewish History in Russia to a wide audience for the first time. The Museum, founded in Moscow in 2011, holds collections that may be divided conditionally into the two main groupings represented by the two volumes of the album. The first volume presents the traditional culture of Russian Jewry: artefacts of Jewish folk art and artistic craftsmanship that served to decorate the interiors of synagogues and homes, household items used for… | Read more »