Jewish Heritage Europe

Irish Jewish Museum is Expanding

The Irish Jewish Museum, housed in a former synagogue in Dublin, is undergoing an ambitious expansion that ix expected to increase its size by six-fold.

An event to lay out plans for the multi-million dollar redevelopment took place in New York on May 22 at the Irish Consulate, hosted by the former Lord Mayor of Dublin Ben Briscoe and the Friends of the Irish Jewish Museum.

. According to an article on the Irish Central web site, “work on the project, which has received support from the Irish government, is expected to begin next year with an anticipated completion date of 2016. The goal is to raise $13 million, which includes a sinking fund for ongoing maintenance and operation.”

The article states that

The current facilities display only a small fraction of the available collection, and the redevelopment of the museum will be enlarged to modern day standards that will allow the collection to be maintained and enhanced.

Plans for the new museum, which will be six times the size of the existing structure, will also include a Holocaust Memorial Center in connection with the Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland.

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A video on the museum’s web page explains the plans: