Introducing Activating Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Fight Against Antisemitism, a new digital publication of jMUSE and the Center for Jewish History—now available to download free of charge.
How can archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions use their unique strengths to combat antisemitism and create lasting change?
In the immediate aftermath of the Confronting Antisemitism symposium in October 2021, jMUSE committed to finding meaningful ways to continue the important and challenging conversations that the symposium started. The resulting publication—Activating Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Fight Against Antisemitism—features new work by scholars and writers such as Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Derek Jonathan Penslar, Dara Horn, and a wide range of thought leaders whose perspectives are deeply relevant to funders, scholars, professionals, students, and diverse public audiences in the fight against antisemitism.
For their leadership and generous support of both the Confronting Antisemitism symposium and this publication, jMUSE thanks the David Berg Foundation and Leon Levy Foundation. We are grateful to the Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation for their support of this publication.
With the generous support of David Berg Foundation and Leon Levy Foundation, jMUSE envisioned and organized the Center for Jewish History-hosted unprecedented international gathering of cultural leaders, scholars, and experts to present cutting-edge analysis and strategies; identify a landscape of possible initiatives and actions; and help galvanize the community. Speakers’ insights and experiences encouraged cultural institutions to take a new, crucial role in empowering members of the public to confront antisemitism and, ultimately, to achieve new understanding.
jMUSE is co-publishing, with the Center for Jewish History, and serving as editor of a digital publication that will extend the conversations that were started the day of the symposium. The publication was released in April 2022.
Featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist and author B.A. Van Sise, jMUSE is curating and producing a gallery show at the Center for Jewish History in New York City and a complementary public art installation. The exhibition features a series of portraits and short stories that document the inspirational lives of Holocaust survivors around the United States.
Opening in May 2022. Stay tuned for more information as jMUSE works to augment storytelling to capture the attention of people near and far.
On November 14-15, 2021, jMUSE produced an international conference for Blavatnik Archive. Made possible with support from Genesis Philanthropy Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation, and David Berg Foundation, Blavatnik Archive hosted leading experts from universities, archives, libraries and museums to explore the experience of the Jewish soldier in WWII.
jMUSE CONNECT promotes important projects and provides opportunities to demonstrate impact to pathbreaking funders. Discover new and noteworthy initiatives from: Museum at Eldridge Street, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Yiddish Book Center, and Holocaust Museum LA. Learn more.