Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

By Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2010

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews will present a thousand years of Jewish history in Poland. The museum, the first public-private partnership of its type in Poland and a joint effort of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, the Government of Poland, and the City of Warsaw, will fulfill its mission through its educational and public programs and a multimedia narrative exhibition. The museum will feature a multimedia narrative exhibition that will be a theater of Jewish history from a variety of sources including Jewish communal records, travelogues and any other artifacts that can support the narrative. The founding curatorial principle of the museum is of responsibility to the nature of the source as an historical artifact and to transparent media by confronting visitors with primary sources.

Topic: Programming, Museums and Exhibitions, History, Art, Media, Informal Education, Partnerships

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Spring 2010

Page Number(s): 5-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Poland

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2010: 5-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5601


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