On Thursday 7 May, at 3 PM Central European Time, AEJM will host its first online roundtable discussion. A number of colleagues in leadership positions from different European museums will discuss the current crisis with the AEJM board. Goal is to share our varied experiences in dealing with everyday practical issues, such as organising collections storage and safekeeping, communicating with local authorities, scheduling and long-distance delegation, developing and implementing webinars, lectures, or workshops for our online visitors. The participants will… | Read more »

MESSAGE FROM EMILE SCHRIJVER, CHAIR OF THE AEJM BOARD Dear members of AEJM: I sincerely hope this finds all of you well and dealing with the crisis as well as you can. The last few days two major topics have occupied the board of AEJM; the planned annual conference in Moscow in November and an initiative to intensify the contact between Jewish museums in Europe. ANNUAL CONFERENCE CANCELED I regret to have to let you know that we have decided… | Read more »

Dear members of AEJM! These are very difficult times, for mankind, for culture, and for all Jewish museums, worldwide. All of us are worried about our own health, the health of our families, of our loved ones, of our staffs and our visitors. I can only wish that all members of our extended community are safe and in good health. In this newsletter we inform you, among other things, about the effect of the crisis on our programming. So far,… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim offers virtual museum experiences to visitors from every corner of the world, despite closure of the facilities caused by COVID-19. The highlights from the core exhibition “Oshpitzin. The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” are presented as virtual display an the Google Arts & Culture platform, the world’s largest digital collection of exhibits. Vivid photographs, compelling personal documents, and curatorial insights tell the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s (Yiddish: Oshpitzin) Jewish community destroyed and overshadowed by the tragedy… | Read more »

CEP Hamburg postponed

Due to the different restrictions COVID-19 (Corona virus) provokes in Europe and abroad the organisers  of the Curatorial Education Programme find themselves forced to postpone the upcoming seminar Hamburg, which was initially planned for 20-24 April. AEJM regrets this very much, as well as all inconveniences this may cause to participants. The organisers are in the process of finding a new date. Participants will receive regular updates. For any inquiries, please contact Programme Coordinator Michaela Feurstein-Prasser at feurstein@xhibit.at. Photo: Workshop… | Read more »