Nearly 50 delegates have already signed up for the AEJM Annual Conference, which will take place in Toledo, Spain in November. The tentative programme is available here, and promises a varied range of interesting lectures, tours, workshops and discussion groups. We are happy to announce the two keynote speakers, who will each share their perspectives on the conference theme “The Absence of Things”. Elma Hašimbegović, the director of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address the topic in conversation… | Read more »

NEMO Annual Conference: 9-12 November 2017

NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference: “Open Heart Surgery – The Value of Museum Collections” | 9-12 November 2017| Ghent, Belgium   Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how is it connected to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society?   NEMO will examine this question together… | Read more »

Grant programmes open for applications

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe welcomes applications for a range of grant programmes. Programmes include Archives and Libraries, Jewish Education, Academic Jewish Studies, and – most relevant to AEJM members – Museums. The Museums Programme is now open for applications. The closing date for submitting an application is July 26, 2017.   Read more and apply here. If you have any queries concerning the Museums Grant Programme, please contact Dr Brigitte Sion.    

A short film about “The Jewish Court of Venice” by The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, is available for viewing both in English and in Hebrew online at the National Portal of Museums in Israel. The video was produced by the Italian Jewish Museum and the Israeli Ministry of Culture as an introductory video for the exhibition “The Jewish Court of Venice” currently on view at the museum. Until now, it was available for viewing exclusively as… | Read more »

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 University of Zurich The heterogeneity of Jewish communities through time and space is mirrored by the equally heterogeneous appearance of their religion-related material culture. This is due to the entanglements and interactions of Jewish with regional cultures, of context-specific religious content with general art and aesthetics, and to the varieties of Jewish life and customs in different socio-political settings. Jewish religious material culture thus not only reflects internal Jewish perspectives, but also… | Read more »