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“Even as many museums and cultural centers have struggled in recent years, the foresight of certain funders has powered advancements in the field.”
Activating Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the Fight Against Antisemitism, a new digital publication created by jMUSE in cooperation with 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 the David Berg Foundation and Leon Levy Foundation, jMUSE envisioned and organized an international symposium, co-presented with the Center for Jewish History. This unprecedented, virtual gathering had at its core a crucial question: As trusted public institutions with diverse audiences, how can archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions use their unique strengths to combat antisemitism and create lasting change? Cultural leaders, scholars, and experts shared their insights with a global public audience: presenting cutting-edge analysis and strategies, identifying a landscape of possible initiatives and actions, and helping to galvanize the community.
Convened by The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History and produced by jMUSE, Jewish American Heritage Month launched a coordinated campaign on May 1, 2022 that brought together a national network of 120+ organizations and reached tens of millions of Americans. Cultural, educational, religious, and communal organizations joined members of Congress, media influencers, and a cross-section of Americans to participate in Jewish American Heritage Month.
Featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist and author B.A. Van Sise, jMUSE curated and produced 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. On view from May-September 2022.
In November 2021, jMUSE produced an international conference for Blavatnik Archive. Made possible with support from Genesis Philanthropy Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation, and the David Berg Foundation, Blavatnik Archive hosted dozens of experts from universities, archives, libraries, and museums to explore the experience of the Jewish soldier in World War II.
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.