Rediscovery of a lost synagogue

A destroyed synagogue building in the old jewish District of Izmir has been recently discovered. The building is a synagogue according to testimonies of elderly people who used to live in the area. It was already destroyed in the first half of 20th century to their best memory. As seen in the pictures, dirt and junk accumulated within the abandoned synagogue. The Jewish Community does not possess a title deed for this synagogue, but already is taking steps to claim property… | Read more »

Collecting & Display International Research Forum in collaboration with The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The History of Art Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 13 – 16 November 2016 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem   Provenance research forms an important part of the regular aspects of museum curators’ work. In the context of documenting their collections, museums need to confirm the status of every object as an original artwork as well as validating the artist’s identity – information that typically relies on provenance research. Moreover, when lending… | Read more »

New grants from the Rothschild Foundation

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe recently announced two news funding opportunities for Jewish museums: 1. A Planning Grant to help at least 2 museums work together to develop a proposal for a new exhibition. 2. A Facilitation Grant that will enable one museum to borrow a current or previous exhibition. A museum can apply for one grant or both, provided it meets the criteria. The closing date for applications for both planning and facilitation grants is Monday 9th May at… | Read more »

The Jewish Museum in Prague is pleased to announce that measures taken by the Israeli Police, the Czech Police and Interpol led to the successful completion of the process of returning a fragment of a rare Hebrew manuscript – the Pinkas of the Kyjov/Gaya Jewish Community, dating from 1654-1854, which was stolen from the archive collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague on the 30th of January 2007. The fragment of the rare manuscript travelled back to the Czech Republic… | Read more »

JÜDISCHES MUSEUM MÜNCHEN Hops, water, yeast, and malt: these are the four ingredients with which beer is traditionally brewed in Bavaria. The 500th anniversary of the “Bavarian Beer Purity Law,” which has now been added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list, will be celebrated in 2016. To mark this jubilee the Jewish Museum Munich is staging the first exhibition of its kind to explore the story of beer, past and present, in Jewish tradition and culture. In Ancient Egypt beer… | Read more »