Open call: Jerusalem Biennale

The Jerusalem Biennale will be held for the third time in various locations around the city center of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated to exploring the spaces in which contemporary art and the Jewish world of content intersect. It is a platform for present-day professional artists and curators to exhibit works and present exhibitions that refer to Jewish thought, spirit, tradition or experience. The Jerusalem Biennale is seeking institutions, artists’ groups and independent curators worldwide to submit proposals for… | Read more »

New Holocaust Memorial Center at Babi Yar

On September 29, 2016, on the 75th anniversary of one of the most notorious atrocities of the Second World War, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and members of a broad international coalition gathered today to announce their commitment to create a new memorial and educational center in Ukraine to commemorate the massacre at Babi Yar. Addressing the entire international community and the people of Ukraine, President Poroshenko spoke of the necessity of creating a Memorial Center dedicated to the… | Read more »

Pop Up Boat in Frankfurt

Concerts, readings, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, participatory displays and a pop up exhibition: Over a period of six weeks the Jewish Museum launched a temporary platform on the Main river. In the evenings, the Pop Up Boat offered an opportunity to experience contemporary Jewish culture by way of new sounds and exciting stories in words and pictures – cheeky and serious, conscious of tradition and provocative, unsentimental and confrontational. At daytime, curators and educators offered lunch talks and workshops… | Read more »

AEJM curators visit Saint Petersburg

Curators from 12 different countries were represented when the Advanced Curatorial Education Programme for the first time took place in Russia in September 2016. During the five-day programme, the group was able to explore a wide variety of collections and exhibitions across the former imperial city of St Petersburg. Local guides, curators and directors welcomed the group warmly, and generously shared their time and expertise. The programme opened with a tour of Jewish St Petersburg, introducing the participants to the… | Read more »

AEJM educators in Vilnius

For the 2016 edition of the Museum Education Seminar, the participants travelled to one of the most significant historic centers of Eastern European Jewish culture – Vilnius. Educators from 15 different countries got to explore the capital of Lithuania and its surroundings, generously hosted by the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. The theme of this MES was “Politics of Memory,” with several sessions dedicated to the topic. Milda Jakulytė-Vasil took the participants on a Jewish city walk of Vilnius, and… | Read more »