This year’s Museum Education Seminar took place in Vienna and was attended by fourteen educators from twelve different European countries. All the participants have contributed to the MES Seminar Papers, now available online. The Seminar Papers include synopses of talks on best practice, summaries of discussions, and detailed lesson plans developed during the workshops. The Seminar Papers are intended to be a resource both for those who took part in the MES 2015 and others who are interested in educational programming… | Read more »

POLIN: THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS 8-10 JUNE 2016 The conference will explore issues related to Jewish cultural heritage in contemporary Europe – preservation, animation, engagement, and impact. For whom is Jewish cultural heritage being preserved and interpreted? What is its role in the renewal of Jewish life and memory? What is its impact on local and diasporic communities? How does Jewish cultural heritage figure in educational, artistic, and cultural programs? How is it deployed in wider… | Read more »

The Museum of Turkish Jews open in new location

THE QUINCENTENNIAL FOUNDATION MUSEUM OF TURKISH JEWS Since its opening on 25 November 2001, the Museum of Turkish Jews, founded by the Quincentennial Foundation, was located in the Zülfaris Synagogue in Istanbul. In December 2015, the Museum merged with the Neve Şalom Synagogue Foundation, and has now opened its doors to visitors on the new location in Istanbul’s Karaköy quarter.  The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews welcomes you to explore the historic and cultural heritage of Turkish Jews, their coexistence and… | Read more »

The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of expert advise and training, by offering them both professional and financial support for expert advice and in house-training. All AEJM member institutions can apply, and the 2016 deadlines for for submitting applications are 1 April and 1 September. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide member institutions with expert advice… | Read more »

The first Advanced Curatorial Education Programme of 2016 will follow a brand new format – a road trip! Rather than being based in one city, the participants of this seminar will travel through Southern Germany and the Austrian region of Vorarlberg. The seminar will focus on Jewish built heritage and on creating exhibitions in Jewish museums. Participants will partake in workshops at the Jewish Museum Munich, Ulm Museum and Jewish Museum Hohenems, and visit a variety of Jewish museums and cultural heritage sites… | Read more »