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Museum of Art and History of Judaism (mahJ)

Founded as a state-approved non-profit organisation, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) opened in 1998 with the support of the City of Paris and the State.  

Since its creation, the mahJ is financed on an equal basis by the Culture Ministry and the City of Paris. 

The mahJ’s aims are to:

  • present two thousand years of Jewish presence in France, situating this in the context of the overall history of Judaism;
  • preserve, study, disseminate and promote public and private museums collections, archives and documentation devoted to the art and history of the Jewish people;
  • organise the dissemination of all forms of artistic expression illustrating the diversity of Jewish culture;
  • conceive and organise educative programmes providing a fuller knowledge of Jewish culture. 

Recognised as a major museum in the public interest, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme has the Musée de France accreditation