AEJM Annual Conference Jerusalem

The AEJM Annual Conference 2015 took place from 14 until 17 November at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. More than 100 delegates from different countries – coming from Dublin to Jerusalem and from Warsaw to Rome – for five days participated in lectures, panel discussions, and workshops of this year’s edition The “Self” and the “Other” – Jewish Museums Dealing With Notions Of Diversity. | Read more >>>

CAJM Conference 2016 Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell The Council of American Jewish Museums is pleased to announce highlights of its upcoming national conference in New York City. This signature annual event will take place from March 20-22, 2016. The program, Next Narratives: The Stories We Tell, will explore the themes and narratives of our institutions and our imaginations. Outstanding cultural and communal leaders – combined with the extraordinary resources of New York City – will help illuminate the relevance,… | Read more »

Jewish Museologies and the Politics of Display 13-14 March 2016, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds Supported by a grant from the European Association for Jewish Studies Confirmed speakers: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (independent curator and researcher) Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) Cilly Kugelman (Jewish Museum Berlin) A two-day international symposium is to explore the critical debates about Jewish museologies in the light of Jewish institutions and Jewish presences in non-Jewish museums (city museums, national museums,… | Read more »

Survey of Jewish Museums in Europe

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is conducting a comprehensive survey of Jewish museums in Europe, in cooperation with the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM). In December 2015, about 140 museums in 34 countries are asked to answer detailed questions about their exhibitions, collections, technology, educational programmes, governance, and marketing. The Foundation will publish a detailed report based on the survey results in the Spring of 2016. Dr. Brigitte Sion is the project manager of this survey.

Stories from Oświęcim

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim has further developed its Core exhibit, “Oshpitzin: The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” by installing an outdoor component that continues the story of Oshpitzin into the square in front of the Museum. The large metal triangle freshly installed on the square presents individual “Stories from Oświęcim” about prewar Jewish residents. Told as graphic short stories, these seven tales highlight the vibrancy of local Jewish life before the Holocaust. The installation is visible from the Oświęcim Market… | Read more »