MES Vienna 2015

This years’ Museum Educators Seminar (MES) has taken place in Vienna, Austria. Fourteen educators from twelve different European countries have attended the five-day programme that was hosted by the Jewish Museum Vienna (JMW) in close cooperation with our Viennese colleagues Hannah Landsmann and Dan Fischman. During this edition the participants have worked on different locations in and outside Vienna. This included the Jewish Museum Vienna with a visit to the core exhibition Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then and Now, Museum Judenplatz and… | Read more »

A new interactive virtual exhibition

MANTUA IN JERUSALEM Interactive Virtual Exhibition by the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art The first virtual thematic exhibiton hosted by the Israel Ministry of Culture National Museum Portal was created by the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in Jerusalem. It is a pioneer project that aims to bring the beauty and cultural significance of the museum to a worldwide audience, by telling the story of the Jewish Community of Mantua, one of the most important, creative… | Read more »

Reopening of the Sephardic Museum

The Sephardic Museum opened the 4th of September after undertaking a cleaning and restoration of the walls of the Prayer Room in the Synagogue of El Transito   The Great Prayer Room of the Synagogue of El Transito, headquarters of the Sephardic Museum of Toledo, went through a process of cleaning, restoration, and treatment to its walls and surfaces during the entire month of August this year. The project, a month-long task, consisted of new plastering, stratigraphic samples of the… | Read more »

The last eyewitnesses of the Holocaust have been making their appearance in the Burgtheater, but soon it will no longer be possible to speak with the them and hear their recollections and stories at first hand. The podium guests will discuss the possibilities and limits of communication without eyewitnesses and the ways in which memorials and Jewish museums can or should work together when the individual memory becomes a cultural one. The event is part of the 2015 AEJM Educators Training… | Read more »

Jewish Museum Vienna goes New York

From September 29, 2015, the Jewish Museum Vienna is presenting two successful exhibition projects at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York focusing on the photographer Erich Lessing and the artist Andrew M. Mezvinsky. “A Good Day,” a multimedia installation by the American artist Andrew M. Mezvinsky, is based on Primo Levi’s account of survival in Auschwitz. “Lessing Presents Lessing” features a highly personal selection by Hannah Lessing, secretary general of the Austrian National Fund, of photographers by her father,… | Read more »