Council of American Jewish Museums
          E-News | October-November 2016
In This Issue
Time to Register
All About Leadership
On the Move
Breman Turns 20
Exhibits to Borrow
CAJM is ... 
Jewish art and history museums, historic sites, historical and archival societies, Holocaust centers, synagogue museums, Jewish Community Center galleries, children's museums, and university galleries ... the professionals and volunteers who work in them ...  the children, adults, and families who visit them ...  the patrons who support them ...  the organization that keeps them vital.


We are proud to release our 2017 conference  registration brochure, so that you may register for this exciting event convening in Boston an Amherst. Check out the sessions and speakers who will explore  our theme, Transcending Boundaries: Redefining the Museum Experience 
( March 19-21, 2017 ). There will be lots to learn and to share as the conference takes us to multiple sites exploring Jewish life and culture. The conference program will explore shifts in our communities, audience expectations, and new ways of communicating ideas and crafting experiences. Now is the perfect time to register and save with our Early Bird rates.


A forthcoming session at the conference will feature the perspectives of women leaders from several of Boston's cultural institutions. The session.
Leadership, Transformation, and Risk , will be chaired by Gail Reimer , special advisor to the conference, and will feature Aliza Kline of Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters (left), Margot Strom  of Facing History and Ourselves (right), and Laura Conrad Mandell  of the Jewish Arts Collaborative . Participants will discuss the realities they have faced, the strategies they employ, and the skills needed for leadership in today's changing cultural arena.


The  Adas Israel Synagogue  - home to the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum in Washington, DC - has relocated once again! On November 3rd, the historic 1876 building moved 30-40 feet to allow further construction at the Capitol Crossing development. It  will remain at this site for a few years before one last move to  Third and F Streets, NW, where it will stand alongside the new museum for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington . Here you can marvel at a  time-lapse video of last week's engineering feat.


Mazel tov to our colleagues at The Breman in Atlanta - which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The museum's Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education trains teachers and reaches over 10,000 students each year, and its  Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History is now one of the largest such repositories in the country. The Breman also offers a Historic Jewish Atlanta  app; the Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series , and traveling exhibitions that have been hosted at CAJM institutions across the country.  


We are delighted to announce that a new publication by Avi Decter (History Now) is forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Read about it and see a preview here:  


The critically acclaimed exhibit Roman Vishniac Rediscovered (right) from the International Center of Photography will be available to tour again in 2018-22. ... The Arab American National Museum, which was a host site for CAJM's 2012 conference, is offering What 
We Carried: Fragments From the Cradle of Civilization (left). In this exhibition, contemporary Iraqi and Syrian refugees
annotate Jim Lommasson's photographs of the precious belongings they chose to bring during relocation to the U.S. ...  And the Fondazione di Venezia recently commissioned leading Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna to document the former Venetian ghetto; see some of the striking images here. To find out more about these and other exhibitions available for rental, visit our Traveling Exhibitions page.


The application process is now open for the Getty Leadership Institute's NextGen 2017 program. This is a prestigious learning experience for the museum field's emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level staff with three to five years of museum management experience and extraordinary leadership potential. Applications are due on January 4, 2017, and you can find out more here. ... The American Alliance of Museums is conducting a national survey of museum directors and board chairs this month, and is open for your participation.


In this dramatic election cycle, we know that many museums around the country wondered what they could or should do as part of the national conversation. Did your museum have meaningful activities or projects associated with the election? What role did it play, or want to play? CAJM wants to hear from you to continue our thinking about museums in society.


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