Jewish Historical Museum (JHM)
The Jewish Museum (Joods Museum) was founded in 1932 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the aim of preserving and showcasing the rich history and culture of the Jewish people in the Netherlands. It is one of the four sites of the Jewish Cultural Quarter.
During World War II, the museum was closed by the occupying Nazi forces, and many of its collections were seized or destroyed during this time. After the war, the museum was reopened and has since grown into a leading institution for the study and promotion of Jewish history and culture in the Netherlands.
Today, the Jewish Museum’s collection includes over 13,000 objects, artworks, and historical artefacts related to Jewish life and culture, and its exhibitions cover a wide range of topics related to Jewish history and culture
- Exhibitions and educational programs: The Jewish Museum regularly hosts exhibitions and educational programs that promote understanding and awareness of Jewish culture and history, including the history of antisemitism and its impact on the Jewish community.
- Partnership with Anne Frank House: The Jewish Museum has a partnership with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam to promote the values of tolerance and mutual respect. Together, the two institutions offer educational programs and joint exhibitions to educate the public about the dangers of antisemitism and discrimination.
- Partnership with other cultural institutions: The Jewish Museum works closely with other cultural institutions in the Netherlands and abroad to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. For example, the museum has collaborated with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to host joint exhibitions on Jewish history and art.
- Digitization of collections: The Jewish Museum is working to digitize its collections and make them more accessible to the public. This includes making historical documents and artifacts related to the Holocaust available online, with the aim of promoting awareness and understanding of this dark chapter in European history and the dangers of antisemitism.
- Public outreach: The Jewish Museum regularly engages with the public through social media, events, and other outreach efforts to promote understanding and awareness of Jewish history and culture, and to raise awareness about the dangers of antisemitism and discrimination.