The Jewish museums in Europe: presenting the lives and the life of the spirit of Jews and Judaism

The 62 institutions belonging to the AEJM (Association of Jewish Museums in Europe) are found from Georgia to Spain, Norway to Italy. Each of these museums is home to a collection evoking the compelling richness of Judaism and of Jewish life and culture.And that’s one of the two reasons why international tourists join residents in flocking to visit them.The other: these museums have become the venues for the resurgence of performing and visual art created by and featuring Jews.

Munich's Jewish Museum

Located in the heart of the city’s historic quarter, the Museum is often thronged by visitors during its days of opening. They come to visit the Museum’s imaginatively-displayed permanent collection, which so compellingly delineates the long tradition of Jewish life and suffering in Munich – and to attend its imaginatively curated special displays.

Adress

Jewish Museum Munich St.-Jakobs-Platz 16 80331 Munich Germany

Website

https://www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de/en.html

Berlin's Jewish Museum

Berlin’s Jewish Museum is without a doubt the best-known and visited (three quarter of a million visitors a year) of the  ones in Europe.
In addition to the Museum’s comprehensive and multifaceted collection, its popularity has ensued from its architecture, which embodies the ruptures, darknesses and rays of hope forming the history of the Jews in Berlin and in Europe.
Expressing these qualities was the goal of Daniel Libeskind, who can well be regarded as the foremost designer of Jewish museums in the world. The New York-based architect has also created the

Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück, Germany | Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco | Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen |
The National Holocaust Monument, Ottawa, Canada | the Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial, Columbus, Ohio

Adress

Jewish Museum Berlin Lindenstraße 9-14 10969 Berlin Germany

Website

www.jmberlin.de/en

Jewish Museum of Hohenems

The Jewish Museum of Hohenems remembers the Jewish community of Hohenems and its various contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and the surrounding regions of the Alps. It tells a story about the Diaspora and it confronts contemporary questions of Jewish life and culture in Europe, questions of living together and of migration...

Adress

Schweizer Str. 5, 6845 Hohenems, Austria

Website

https://www.jm-hohenems.at/

Jewish Museum in Prague

Established in 1906, the Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the oldest Jewish museums in Europe. Its founders were the historian Salomon Hugo Lieben and the representative of the Czech-Jewish movement and city councillor August Stein.

Adress

U Staré školy 141/1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czech Republic

Website

https://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/info/visit/

The Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum is a state-subsidized cultural history museum, inaugurated on June 8, 2004. The museum is the only one of its kind in Denmark and participates in international cooperation through, i.a. the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM).

Adress

Proviantpassagen 6, 1218 København, Denmark

Website

https://www.jewmus.dk/en/the-danish-jewish-museum/

Museum of Jewish Art and History Paris

What is the mahJ? Founded as a state-approved non-profit organisation, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) opened in 1998 with the support of the City of Paris and the State.

Adress

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris, France

Website

https://www.mahj.org/en/support-mahj/faites-un-don-au-musee

Georgian National Museum

The Georgian National Museum unifies several leading museums in Georgia. It was established within the framework of structural, institutional, and legal reforms aimed at modernizing the management of the institutions united within this network, and at coordinating research and educational activities.

Adress

3 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia

Website

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_National_Museum (there is no official website available)

Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki has been established in 2001, in an old commercial arcade which belongs to the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and has been renovated by funds of the Organization Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997.

Adress

Agiou Mina 11, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

Website

http://www.jmth.gr

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives was reunited at the end of 2014. Following this institutional change our goal is to integrate our collections into a coherent visitor and researcher friendly whole.

Adress

Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1077 Hungary

Website

https://www.milev.hu/news.html

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