UCLA Visiting Scholar: 2019 Leve Award winner Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN) January 15-17, 2020

2019-12-22T01:42:14+00:00December 22nd, 2019|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and HeritageImage before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864–1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust (with Mayer Kirshenblatt). She received the Officer’s Cross of the […]

Resolution of American Friends of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. 

2019-11-05T02:42:45+00:00September 27th, 2019|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

The Board of Directors of the American Friends of POLIN Museum of the History of
Polish Jews foundation is deeply concerned by the long delay in appointing Prof. Dariusz
Stola as Director of POLIN Museum since he won the competition for the position in
May 2019. The three founders of POLIN Museum – the Ministry of Culture and National
Heritage City of Warsaw and Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland –
agreed to an open competition for the position, and the Minister of […]

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s Upcoming Lecture Schedule

2019-11-11T05:28:21+00:00August 4th, 2019|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

UCLA lecture January 16, on the occasion of the Leve Award

Risky Business: The Future of Jewish Museums
What is the role of Jewish museums? Who are they for? Recent Jewish museum scandals in Berlin and Munich, competing concepts of museums and their role in society, and  efforts to control historical narratives and have made these questions more urgent than ever. What are the implications for the future of Jewish museums in America, Europe, and Israel? This talk will explore these questions […]

The Daffodils Campaign- Instruction: How to make a paper daffodil

2019-06-26T05:38:23+00:00April 8th, 2019|News from Poland, News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, would lay yellow daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes each year on April 19, the anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising. Edelman was tireless in his promotion of democratic values and tolerance in postwar Poland.
Inspired by Marek Edelman, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland began organizing […]
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