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. The next deadline is June 15, 2017. 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 and in house-training through the support of visits… | Read more »
The AEJM Conference 2017 will be hosted by the Sephardic Museum of Toledo, Spain, on 19-21 November. There will be an optional evening programme on 18 November and an optional excursion on 22 November. Click here to read about the programme, conference fees, and hotel discounts. Registration is now closed. Please contact Eva Koppen (aejm(at)aejm.org) if you have inquiries about registering for the AEJM conference 2017.
In September 2017 the AEJM will organise a museum education study tour to London, in close collaboration with the education department of the Jewish Museum London. Focusing on accessibility and inclusivity, we plan to visit over the course of 2.5 days a number of renowned national museums as well as smaller local institutions that work with inspiring programmes. Through these visits, we aim at familiarizing our group with the methodology of innovative learning programmes, as well as the with the development process of… | Read more »
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has received the EU Nostra Award for its extensive educational programme, focusing on the preservation and promotion of Jewish culture in Poland. With the support from the EEA and Norway Grants, POLIN has organised workshops, lectures, temporary exhibitions and the mobile educational exhibition ‘Museum on Wheels’. The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been organised by Europa Nostra… | Read more »
The Jewish Museum London received a hoax bomb threat and was evacuated on February 27th. Around 100 people were evacuated from the building, and the museum was soon able to resume its activities. Abigail Morris, the museum’s director, said: “We take the safety of our staff and visitors extremely seriously. At the time of the alert there were two school groups in the museum who were efficiently evacuated from the building. This incident underlines how vital our work is. We… | Read more »