Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage Conference opening to be live streamed

Inner dome of the Rumbach street synagogue, Budapest. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

The opening session of the working seminar on Managing Jewish Immovable Heritage, to be held in Krakow this week, will be live-streamed online.

The three-day, invitation-only working seminar has been convened to discuss a wide range of issues, challenges, strategies and successes regarding the care, maintenance, preservation, use and promotion of Jewish material heritage. It will be a direct follow-up to a seminar on Jewish heritage management that took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, in March 2009 and issued the Bratislava Statement, including best practices recommendations.

The opening, at 2 p.m. CET, will take place in Krakow’s Tempel Synagogue. The keynote talk will be given by Dr. Samuel D. Gruber, a pioneer in Jewish heritage documentation and preservation, who was involved with the restoration of the Tempel in the 1990s. Other speakers will include Lesley Weiss — newly named Chair of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad — and Sarah Sher – recently appointed Program Associate for Jewish Heritage, World Monuments Fund.

You can see the full program of the meeting in the Conferences part of our In Focus section.


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