The AEJM congratulates POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews on winning the European Museum of the Year Award. 49 museums from 24 countries were nominated for the prestigious title, awarded annually “to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting audiences and satisfying its visitors with unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, a creative approach to education and social responsibility.” Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of the museum, received the EMYA trophy in a ceremony held in San Sebastian,… | Read more »

Registration is now open for AEJM’s annual Conference and General Meeting, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 19-22 November, 2016. Click here to register. This year’s conference is kindly hosted by the Danish Jewish Museum, which is located by Copenhagen’s waterfront in a 17th century building with an interior designed by Daniel Libeskind. The Museum opened in 2004, and covers the history of the Danish Jews through 400 years. The conference will take place at the Royal Library/ Black… | Read more »

AEJM at CAJM Conference

The AEJM’s American counterpart, The Council of American Jewish Museums, held its annual conference in New York in March. The conference, held over three days, was dedicated to the topic “Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell” and included sessions at the Jewish Museum, Center for Jewish History, and Museum of Jewish Heritage. The AEJM was represented at the conference by Eva Koppen, Senior Project Manager, and Hanno Loewy, President of the Board. They gave a presentation on the AEJM, and… | Read more »

Museum Judengasse reopens with a new permanent exhibition featuring exquisit objects within the ruins of the first Jewish ghetto in Europe. Media installations and an app are telling stories about Jewish daily life and culture in Frankfurt in early modern times. The new entrance to the museum emphasizes the different aspects of the historical site – from the Jewish cemetery that dates back to the Middle Ages, to the Judengasse which was replaced by the Börneplatzsynagoge in modern times to… | Read more »

This year’s Museum Education Seminar took place in Vienna and was attended by fourteen educators from twelve different European countries. All the participants have contributed to the MES Seminar Papers, now available online. The Seminar Papers include synopses of talks on best practice, summaries of discussions, and detailed lesson plans developed during the workshops. The Seminar Papers are intended to be a resource both for those who took part in the MES 2015 and others who are interested in educational programming… | Read more »