a resource for museums, cultural sites and educational centers in the U.S. and Europe
Celebrating the promise of a nation, organizations from around the country are showing the ways in which history deserves our collective attention, pride, and celebration. Led by the National Museum of American Jewish History, and presented in partnership with 50 museums, cultural centers, libraries, historical societies and communal organizations, you’ll be treated to fresh takes on American Jewish history and culture.
Though Jewish American Jewish Heritage Month, a visitor can chart a course through the lesser-known stories behind treasured customs, surprising traditions, popular foods, and trailblazing superstars alongside important accounts of opportunities and challenges in the American landscape, social upheavals and cultural encounters, and unexpected triumphs. Conceived in liberty and dedicated to human equality, Jewish American Heritage Month highlights organizations that interpret American history, transmit its relevance, and maintain a Jewish soul.
Museums rely on philanthropy, visitation, and membership to support their existence – a situation which has been thrown into crisis by the worldwide pandemic that impacts all of us. At no other time in recent memory has the whole of the cultural world faced such crisis (and the possibility for innovation and action). Leveraging essential ideas in the museum space is now more urgent than ever and the survival of these institutions is paramount.
To help facilitate this unprecedented effort, jMUSE has partnered with the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) to help advance the field. Though a new series of virtual sessions with thought leaders, jMUSE and CAJM are working to 1) talk through survival strategies at this unprecedented time, 2) discuss best use of resources, and 3) ultimately empower museums to be more relevant and impactful.
Interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designed for cultural organizations in need of immediate fundraising and scenario planning, public relations, and crisis management assistance during this extraordinary moment. Organizations with a budget of $3 million or less are eligible. Submit a brief request detailing your needs to email@example.com.