44 family stories from prewar Oświęcim (Auschwitz) featured in the new Memory section of the core exhibit at the Jewish Museum. Among artefacts presented for the first time are personal objects of Shimon Kluger (1925-2000) the town’s last Jewish resident. The project headed by museum’s curator Artur Szyndler, included historical research, renovation of the exhibit space and installation of new artefacts. Thanks to our contacts with survivors and their descendants around the world, we acquired unique artefacts and historical information… | Read more »

New AEJM Curatorial Education Programme

AEJM and the Jewish Museum Munich are announcing the continuation of AEJM’s Curatorial Education Programme (CEP) for Jewish museum professionals working in curatorial professions. The CEP is a joint project of AEJM and the Jewish Museum Munich, which will kindly administer our new funding, granted by the German Federal Foreign Office. Due to various considerations there will be practical changes and alterations to the previous format for curatorial training. The new CEP will offer two curatorial professional development activities per year:… | Read more »

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for its next grant round in the following grants programmes: Museums Archives and Libraries Academic Jewish Studies Jewish Education The Museums Grant Programme supports the multiple missions of museums in the areas of collection management, exhibition support, professional training and other aspects that facilitate access to collections, provide evidence of the presence and contribution of the Jewish community in a particular European area, broaden the range of learning opportunities, engage diverse visitors, raise… | Read more »

For centuries the Great Synagogue in Oświęcim was the center of the Jewish life in our town. Following the occupation of Oświęcim, the Great Synagogue was set ablaze and destroyed by the Germans on the night of November 29, 1939. The site was long an empty lot, with in recent years signage describing the synagogue. Thanks to the generous support of the town of Oświęcim as well as institutional and private donors from Poland and beyond, we have transformed this… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Stockholm has found home again, this time in Stockholm’s oldest preserved synagogue in the middle of the Old Town. This is where it all began: The home of the Jewish Nation in the kingdom of Sweden. Now the story continues for future generations, as unknown shards of cultural heritage complement the mosaic of Swedish history. A modern museum about a minority, for the majority. There are many ways to be Swedish, being Jewish is one of… | Read more »