The 16th annual European Days of Jewish Culture takes place on Sept. 6. This years’s general theme will be Bridges. The event will take place in 32 countries around Europe and includes guides tours, lectures, exhibitions, performances and more.
The Jewish Museum Frankfurt closed her doors on July 20th, 2015 for thorough renovation and extensions to the building for a more appropriate space for temporary exhibitions, auditorium and visitor’s entrance. The Rothschild Palais will host after the renovation the new enhanced permanent exhibition. Museum Judengasse, the excavation site showing the foundations of buildings in Frankfurt’s former ghetto, already closed in 2014 and will re-open in spring 2016 with an utterly novel approach to Jewish history in medieval and early… | Read more »
The Maisel Synagogue in Prague, one of the impressive buildings of the former Jewish Town of Prague, reopened after a year with the new permanent exhibition Jews in the Bohemian lands, 10th – 18th century. The Jewish Museum in Prague – which includes the synagogue in its tour route – carried out preservation and restoration work on the synagogue and prepared a new permanent exhibition for its numerous visitors. The exhibition and an unique virtual tour The new exhibition draws… | Read more »
Join us for the AEJM Annual Conference 2015 in Jerusalem. This year the conference will take place from 14 – 17 November, with an optional excursion programme on the 18th of November. It will be hosted by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The programme The “Self” and the “Other” – Jewish Museums Dealing With Notions of Diversity offers a wide range of activities, such as workshops, curatorial tours, discussions, excursions, and a keynote… | Read more »
The Netherlands will open a Dutch National Shoah Museum in two historic buildings on Amsterdam’s Plantage Middenlaan. The Hollandsche Schouwburg, once a city theatre, and the former Hervormde Kweekschool (earlier the Teacher Training College) directly across the street, will be used to tell the comprehensive story of the persecution, deportation and murder of more than three quarters of the Netherlands’ Jews (the Shoah). Thanks to a generous funding from the Dutch vfonds the first phase to start to realise this museum… | Read more »