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 »

New museum in Padua

On June 21st Museo della Padova Ebraica opened its doors in a former synagogue in Padua, Italy.  A multimedia experience together with an exhibition of Judaïca introduces the visitor to the jewish history of Padua. For more information: Jewish Heritage Padua      

Oshpitzin exhibit to be expanded

A new part of the Oshpitzin core exhibit to be place in the square in front of the Museum. It will contain stories of Jewish Oswiecim in the format of a graphic novel.