Monday, November 25, 2013
The Museum Jewish History has participated in the annual conference of the European Association of Jewish Museums
Munich (Germany) and Hohenems (Austria ) hosted this year, from November 16th to 20th, this meeting of professionals in Europe
The director of the Museum of Jewish History, Mrs. Silvia Planas, attended the meeting and carried out a presentation in the session entitled "Where are we? Site space and context of the Jewish Museums", in order to analyze the physical and conceptual relationships between museums dedicated to Jewish culture and their environment.
Our participation in this Congress has allowed us to present, in Europe, the Museum of Jewish History as an example of conceptual and structural relationship of a museum with its environment. At the same time, contacts with other European museums engaged - from various perspectives- to the preservation and research of the Jewish history have been strengthened, such as: the Joods Historisches Museum in Amsterdam, the Sephardic Museum of Toledo, the Jewish Museums of Erfuth, Stockholm, Berlin, London, Munich, Hohenems, Istanbul, Dublin, Bratislava, Thessalonica or Rome, all of them also present at the Congress. Especially interesting were the presentations given the Jewish Museum in Warsaw -recently opened- and the Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, located in a particularly interesting building for its innovative architectural structure.