The Advisory Visits Grant Programme (AVGP) is developed to assist AEJM members in need of consultancy by museum experts. The AVGP offers small grants to support member museums in need of consultancy on specific key-issues for Jewish museums. By this means, the AEJM is able to provide its member institutions with expert advice and in house-training through the support of visits by museum experts to its grantees. Below a short report on the three advisory visits that took place in 2018: Jewish Cultural… | Read more »
AEJM is happy to introduce two new board members! Abigail Morris Abigail Morris joined the Jewish Museum as Chief Executive in 2012. Abigail has a background in theatre and was Artistic Director and CEO of the Soho Theatre from 1992 to 2005. More recently, she has also been Chief Executive of Jewish Women’s Aid and Director of ResponseAbility, a cross-communal Jewish think tank. Mats Tangestuen Mats Tangestuen is a Norwegian historian and joined the Oslo Jewish Museum as Academic Director in 2004.
The Council of American Jewish Museums is delighted to open registration for its next conference, The Creative Challenge: Museums for the Next Generation, to be held in Los Angeles from March 3-5, 2019. In addressing “The Creative Challenge,” CAJM recognize that museums serve many purposes. They are centers for memory, knowledge, and discourse, as well as sites of inspiration, gathering, and creativity. For Jewish museums in particular, fulfilling our creative potential while living up to our responsibilities can be complex. Yet within this… | Read more »
This has been a crucial year for the Foundation for Jewish Heritage in becoming more firmly established within the cultural heritage scene in the United Kingdom and internationally. Click here for the full report. Mapping the Historic Synagogues of Europe The Foundation has commissioned research to create an inventory of the historic synagogues across Europe, categorizing each according to (i) significance and (ii) condition. The research identified over 3,300 sites covering 48 countries and was made publicly available via a… | Read more »
On Monday November 19 (19:00 – 20:30) the Golem Jewish Theatre in Budapest presents ‘Final Cut’. The piece questions prejudice and nescience about Jews, and other religious groups and ethnic minorities. It will be subtitled in English especially for the participants of the AEJM Annual Conference. Get your tickets (8,50 EUR) here! Please note: subtitles are best readable from the last 5 rows (see image below).