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Jun
20
Thu
The House of Life: Gold and Stories around the ancient Jewish cemetery of Bologna” @ Bologna Jewish Museum
Jun 20 2019 – Jan 6 2020 all-day
The House of Life: Gold and Stories around the ancient Jewish cemetery of Bologna” @ Bologna Jewish Museum | Bologna | Emilia-Romagna | Italy

A major exhibit at the Bologna Jewish Museum will focus on the city’s “lost” medieval Jewish cemetery:  it was destroyed in 1569 by order of Pope Pius V and was rediscovered  during excavations in 2012-2014.

the exhibit features material found in the graves — including gold, silver, and bronze jewelry incorporating gemstones and amber, as well as other precious artifacts, using them to tell the story of medieval Jewish life in the city.

It was curated and organized by the Bologna Jewish Museum and the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for Bologna and the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Ferrara, in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Bologna.

See our JHE article about the exhibition

 

Oct
3
Thu
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London
Oct 3 2019 – Feb 16 2020 all-day
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London | England | United Kingdom

A never before seen showcase of the heritage of Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London’s preeminent Victorian Jewish Cemetery, established in 1873.

The House of Life Exhibition previews new displays of the cemetery’s rich history, ahead of its opening to the wider public in 2020.

The exhibition introduces visitors to the  lives of selected individuals buried there, describes the Jewish approach to death and mourning, and gives a glimpse of the the cemetery buildings and landscape. 
The displays further invite us all to reflect on the people we have lost and how we like to remember them. 

The exhibition is presented by the United Synagogue in partnership with Brent Museum and Archives.

Researched by volunteers and designed by Philip Simpson Design, the exhibition is part of the House of Life heritage project of the United Synagogue, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

Nov
14
Thu
Polish-Jewish Heritage of Poland. Challenges of Memory and Education @ Polin Museum
Nov 14 @ 12:00 – Nov 16 @ 14:15
Polish-Jewish Heritage of Poland. Challenges of Memory and Education @ Polin Museum | Warszawa | mazowieckie | Poland

 

An international conference for educators:

“Listening to lectures and taking part in workshops will offer the conference participants an opportunity to acquaint themselves well with various aspects of the culture of Jews residing in Poland. We will talk about Yiddish literature and art, Jewish school system and the stories of Jewish women. We will also learn how to decipher the traces of Jewish communities by visiting Jewish cemeteries. We will focus on the methods of teaching multiculturalism and diversity without stereotyping. We will debate on how to talk about Polish-Jewish history without mythologizing or sugar-coating the past.”

 

Click here to see program

 

Nov
17
Sun
AEJM conference @ MEIS museum Ferrara
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day
AEJM conference @ MEIS museum Ferrara

 

The annual meeting of the Association of European Jewish Museums, held at the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah.

Click here to see the preliminary program

See conference details here

 

Nov
20
Wed
Forum Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland @ Memorial House Upper Silesian Jews
Nov 20 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Forum Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland @ Memorial House Upper Silesian Jews | Gliwice | śląskie | Poland

First day of a two-day conference on the protection and care of Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

Click here to see the program

 

Participants include representatives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Association of Polish Cities, Silesian Conservator, for the Rabbinical Commission on cemeteries, NGOs, and others. 

Topics include:

1. Polish legal issues and the protection of Jewish cemeteries.
2. What action to protect Jewish cemeteries should be taken by state authorities, local government, Jewish communities and NGOs?
3. What role should non-governmental organizations play in the care of  Jewish cemeteries?
4. How can the progressive degradation of these place be stopped?
5. What activities in this area are taken in other European countries?
6. How to document Jewish cemeteries and keep them in the collective memory?

Organizers say the aim is primarily to exchange knowledge and experiences with the wider care of Jewish cemeteries, and ultimately the development of a catalog of good practices, which could be a compendium of knowledge about the possibilities and ways to protect Jewish cemeteries in Poland. They would like to subsequently help institutions possessing the right tools and resources, but lacking the knowledge and skills to systematically and effectively take care of Jewish cemeteries.

 

Nov
21
Thu
Forum Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland @ Memorial House Upper Silesian Jews
Nov 21 @ 09:30 – 17:00
Forum Remembrance of Jewish Heritage in Poland @ Memorial House Upper Silesian Jews | Gliwice | śląskie | Poland

Second day of a two-day conference on the protection and care of Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

Click here to see the program

 

Participants include representatives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Association of Polish Cities, Silesian Conservator, for the Rabbinical Commission on cemeteries, NGOs, and others. 

Topics include:

1. Polish legal issues and the protection of Jewish cemeteries.
2. What action to protect Jewish cemeteries should be taken by state authorities, local government, Jewish communities and NGOs?
3. What role should non-governmental organizations play in the care of  Jewish cemeteries?
4. How can the progressive degradation of these place be stopped?
5. What activities in this area are taken in other European countries?
6. How to document Jewish cemeteries and keep them in the collective memory?

Organizers say the aim is primarily to exchange knowledge and experiences with the wider care of Jewish cemeteries, and ultimately the development of a catalog of good practices, which could be a compendium of knowledge about the possibilities and ways to protect Jewish cemeteries in Poland. They would like to subsequently help institutions possessing the right tools and resources, but lacking the knowledge and skills to systematically and effectively take care of Jewish cemeteries.

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