Educators! AEJM’s upcoming study visit on May 21/22 will take our museum educators to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In cooperation with the History Museum of BiH our group will explore the city’s rich history with its different historical layers from Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav times, and its multi-ethnic heritage, including Islamic, Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish (both Ashkenazi and Sephardic) heritage. During the 2-day study trip, the group will visit different museums, including the Jewish Museum and the National… | Read more »
The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe welcomes applications for the Spring grant round in all of its grants programmes: Archives and Libraries Grants Programme is open for applications Repositories across the breadth of Europe tell the story of the Jewish presence on this continent, from the Medieval period all the way up to the present day. Often fragmentary, at times fragile and generally underused, these records are some of the last surviving links between historic communities and the contemporary researchers… | Read more »
The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of consultancy by museum experts. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy on specific key-issues for Jewish museums. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide its member institutions with expert advice and in house-training through the support of visits by museum experts to its grantees. Below a short report on the three advisory visits that took place in 2018: Jewish Cultural… | Read more »
AEJM is happy to introduce two new board members! Abigail Morris Abigail Morris joined the Jewish Museum as Chief Executive in 2012. Abigail has a background in theatre and was Artistic Director and CEO of the Soho Theatre from 1992 to 2005. More recently, she has also been Chief Executive of Jewish Women’s Aid and Director of ResponseAbility, a cross-communal Jewish think tank. Mats Tangestuen Mats Tangestuen is a Norwegian historian and joined the Oslo Jewish Museum as Academic Director in 2004.
The Council of American Jewish Museums is delighted to open registration for its next conference, The Creative Challenge: Museums for the Next Generation, to be held in Los Angeles from March 3-5, 2019. In addressing “The Creative Challenge,” CAJM recognize that museums serve many purposes. They are centers for memory, knowledge, and discourse, as well as sites of inspiration, gathering, and creativity. For Jewish museums in particular, fulfilling our creative potential while living up to our responsibilities can be complex. Yet within this… | Read more »