This spring (May 22-24), the AEJM initiates a study visit to Riga for its network of museum educators. The Riga study visit is open for museum educators working at Jewish museums in Europe. Register before April 15! Click here for more info
The second network meeting dealing with communications at Jewish museums in Europe took place in Warsaw in January. The exhibition Blood: Uniting & Dividing served as a case study for this study visit. Together with the staff of host POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 12 museum professionals from Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Austria explored various dimensions of the exhibition in relation to visitors, ranging from visitors studies, to communication plans, to events and to special educational… | Read more »
Museums carry important functions in the preservation, documentation and public dissemination of Jewish heritage: they serve as repositories of historical and religious artefacts, as exhibition venues, as research centres for academics, as educational resources for students of all ages and as cultural spaces for the general public. The Museums Grant Programme supports the multiple missions of museums in the areas of collections management, exhibitions support, professional development and other curatorial aspects that facilitate access to collections, provide evidence of the… | Read more »
The new online Handbook On Judaica Provenance Research: Ceremonial Objects is now available through the Claims Conference. This publication by Julie-Marthe Cohen, Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Ruth Jolanda Weinberger covers research of two different categories: classical provenance research, which deals with tracing an object at hand to its original owner, and research which deals with establishing the location of a lost object. One can download the full handbook or individual sections from the website of the Claims Conference. The handbook consists of four parts:… | Read more »
The Council of American Jewish Museums is hosting its annual conference in Washington, DC February 25-28, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is “Responsibility and Empowerment: A Civic Role For Jewish Museums.” European colleagues are invited to join the communal conversation. For more information about the programme and how to register, please visit CAJM’s website.