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

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 […]

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

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s Upcoming Lecture Schedule

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

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

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

Statement on the hateful violence in New Zealand

American Friends of POLIN Museum and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, stand in solidarity with New Zealand in the face of hate. We condemn the senseless violence that took 50 lives and injured 48 others as they were praying in two mosques in Christchurch. If this could happen in New Zealand, a place of refuge from violence elsewhere, it could happen anywhere. That was the shooter’s message. Sowing fear was his aim. Together we must […]

2019-06-26T14:12:11+00:00March 18th, 2019|POLIN Museum|

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute regarding the launch of an open competition for the post of director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Association, the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, have reached an agreement regarding the procedure for a competition for the post of POLIN Museum’s director. The competition’s rules and regulations upon which we have agreed respect the premises of POLIN Museum’s founding agreement and statute. They guarantee transparency objectivity, and the equal share of POLIN Museums three co-founders in the process of selecting the new director.

Read the full statement 

2019-02-22T17:33:55+00:00February 22nd, 2019|POLIN Museum|