Conference: Heritage and its Communities

11-13 July 2016 in Southampton, UK Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton From 11-13 July 2016 the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton will organise its first International Workshop on Jewish Heritage. The aim of this conference is to bring academics, heritage practitioners, students and anybody interested in Jewish heritage together to exchange experiences, develop skills, expand their professional networks and establish working partnerships. The topic of this first edition… | Read more »

Curators on the road – A-CEP 2016

During one sunny week in April, 15 curators from Jewish museums across Europe took part in the brand new incarnation of the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme. For the first time, the programme was not just based in one city, but it rather took the form of a curatorial expedition, spanning the German regions of Bavaria and Swabia and the Austrian region Vorarlberg. Each night, the group stayed in a new town, and each day was filled with museums and other… | Read more »

This year’s Museum Education Seminar (MES) will be held over the course of five summer days in Lithuania’s beautiful capital, July 17-21, 2016. The seminar is generously hosted by Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum.  The theme of the 2016 MES is politics of memory, and it will explore how politics of memory have shaped and continue to influence our museums and our educational activities. Participants will be able to visit a number of cultural and historical sites in and around Vilnius, explore… | Read more »

3-9 July, 2016 in Milan, Italy The International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (ICMEMO) Every three years, ICOMʼs General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme defined by museum professionals. More than 3,000 experts and museum professionals meet for a whole week to exchange on museum-related topics, encompassing scientific discussions with ICOMʼs International Committees and conversations on current pressing issues in the museum and heritage sphere. This year, ICOMʼs 24th General Conference will take place… | Read more »

This spring twenty commanding officers of the Polish police gathered at the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland to spend three days studying the Holocaust as part of the AJC’s Understanding Evil program, which is poised to grow thanks to a new set of EEA grants. Understanding Evil is a set of three-day intensive seminars for Polish law enforcement and police trainers designed in partnership with the Commander in Chief of the Polish police. “We must teach our police… | Read more »