Museums in Other Parts of the World

MAHJ: Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme

This French language site for the Museum of the Art and History of Judaism in Paris, France includes information about its activities, exhibitions and publications, along with a searchable catalog of its holdings entitled Betsalel whose results are partially digitized.

Jewish Museum of Frankfurt

This site in English and German describes the holdings and events of this museum in Germany that focuses on “ the historical development and the religious culture of the Jewish communities that lived in the city from the 12th century until the 20th.”

Jewish Museum of Greece

“The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded with the aim of collecting, studying, preserving, and exhibiting the artifacts that reflect the life, customs, history and traditions of the Greek Jews.” Its website in English and Greek provides information about the exhibits and events of the museum located in Athens. There is also an extensive display of artifacts from the museum on the website.

Jewish Museum of Hohenems

This regional museum in Austria “remembers the Jewish community of Hohenems and its various contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and the surrounding regions.” The site in English and German provides information about the exhibits and events of the museum.

Jewish Museum of Latvia

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of the museum in English, Russian and Latvian as well as details about the history of the Jews in Latvia and their communities.

Jewish Museum of London

“Discover the story of Jewish life in the UK from the Norman conquest to the 21st century” through this searchable collection that includes many thematic sections such as Jewish Britain in 50 objects.

Jewish Museum of Munich

This site in English and German provides information about the museum and its exhibits.

Jewish Museum of Rio de Janiero 

This online home of the Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro has information in Portuguese and English about the museum and its holdings.

Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki  

This site in English and Greek describes this Jewish museum in Greece and provides information about the history of the Jews there.

Jewish Museum of Turkey

This site, in English and Turkish, offers information about the Jewish community in Turkey, the Zulfaris Synagogue, a floorplan of the museum, samples from its giftshop and hours of operation.

Jewish Museum of Venice

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of this museum in Italy in English and Italian as well as details about the Jewish community there, tourist information and kosher facilities.

Jewish Museum Vienna

In addition to information about this museum in Austria and its exhibits, you can search its library catalog.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Information about this museum in England and its collections.

Memorial to the Shoah

Located in Paris, France, the website for this museum provides information about it in English and French and access to its searchable archives about Jews in France during the Holocaust.

Museum of Jewish Art and History

This site in French and English describes the exhibitions and activities of this museum in Paris devoted to presenting the two thousand-year history of the Jewish communities in France and to situate it in the broader context of the history of Judaism as a whole.

Museum of Jewish History in Russia

Located in Moscow, this museum houses material about Ashkenazi Jewish life in Russia in the Pale of Settlement as well as objects from non-Ashkenazi, Jews such as those from the Bukhara, Mountain and Georgian Jewish Communities. The site in English and Russian has information about the museum, a glossary of Jewish terms and digitized examples of the material on display.

Museum of Jewish Montreal

Information about the activities of this museum in Canada including walking tours of historic Jewish neighbourhoods, online exhibits, oral history collection, lectures, workshops and pop-up exhibitions.

Museum of Portuguese Jewish History

Information in English and Portuguese about the collections, tours and stories of this museum documenting the history of the Jews in Portugal. There is a set of relevant resources provided as well.

Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part of the Sarajevo Museum, this site provides basic information about the museum housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.

National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah

This website in Italian and English provides information about this museum in Ferrara, Italy.

Oslo Jewish Museum

This site in Norwegian and English provides information on this Jewish museum in Norway. It also provides access to the stolpersteine or memorial cobblestones that have been put down outside the homes of Jews who died during the Holocaust. The site is at http://www.snublestein.no/

POLN Museum of the History of the Jews of Poland

The website of this museum in Warsaw documents the history of Polish Jewish life through virtual exhibits, an online library catalog of its holdings, and educational materials and events.

Rhodes Jewish Museum

In addition to information about this Greek museum and its holdings, there is access to databases with genealogical information and details about cemeteries and tombstones.

Sephardic Museum of Toledo

information in Spanish and English about this museum in the El Transitio Synagogue in Toledo, Spain.

South African Jewish Museum

In addition to information about the history and events of the museum, this site provides details about immigrant Jewish life in South Africa, including family trees and a collection of relevant links. Of particular interest are the links to genealogical resources in South Africa.

Suriname

Describes the projected renovation of the Jewish plantation site Jodensavanne outside Paramaribo in Suriname. The site details the history of the community, provides samples of its music, information about tours to the area, a photo gallery, a virtual library, and a set of useful links about Jewish life in the region.

Sydney Jewish Museum

Information about this museum in Australia. The site also allows you to search its library catalog.

The Jewish Museum of Girona

Information about this museum of Jewish life in this area of Catalonia as well as examples of the exhibits arranged around themes.

Vilna Gaon Museum of Lithuania

This site in English and Lithuanian provides information about the museum in Vilnius and its exhibits.

Adelaide Jewish Museum of Australia

This virtual museum focuses on Jewish life in Adelaide since the 1840s.

Association of European Jewish Museums

Information about membership in this organization devoted to the maintenance of Jewish museums in Europe and Israel. You can access their newsletter and members can join a forum. Of particular note is the database of member museums in 20 countries.

Auschwitz Jewish Center

The Auschwitz Jewish Center includes a Jewish Museum, an education centre and the Oświęcim Synagogue, the only surviving synagogue in town. The website gives information about the museum and its exhibition as well as the history of both the museum and the synagogue. 

Casa de Sefarad

Information about this museum of Jewish life in Cordoba, Spain.

Center of Judeo-Moroccan Culture

Part of the Brussels Jewish Museum, this site in English and French provides access to and information about the exhibits. Of particular note are the extensive digitized libraries of objects and photos.

Danish JewishMuseum

This Copenhagen museum, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, uses the space of the Royal Boathouse to house a collection documenting the history of the Jews of Denmark. The site, in English and Danish, features an illustrated overview of the collection, a glossary, and booklets about Danish Jewish history and culture that you can download.

Directory of Jewish Museums in the Diaspora

Comprehensive, hypertexted linked list of Jewish museums throughout the world, outside of Israel.

Directory of Jewish Museums in the Diaspora 

Extensive but somewhat old hypertext linked list of Jewish museums throughout the world, outside of Israel.

Estonian Jewish Museum

This site in English and Estonian describes the museum located in Tallinn. The site includes a free pdf of its catalog and links to full text holdings in a variety of subjects as well as a spreadsheet detailing its archives.

Galicia Jewish Museum

Located in Crakow, Poland, “The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.”

Hungarian Jewish Museum

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of this museum in Hungary in English and Hungarian.

Irish Jewish Museum

Information about the programs and exhibits in this museum in Dublin, Ireland.

Jewish Canadian Military Museum

Information about the role of Jews in Canada's military since 1759. While the site has not been updated since 2004, it is still a source of useful information.

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada 

This site provides details about the services and events of the center in Winnipeg, the museum it houses, information about genealogical resources it contains, and the work of the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada. Of particular note is the archives center, which is searchable.

Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of this museum in Holland in a variety of languages. Of particular note is the information about the culture and history of Dutch Jews, including the buildings around Amsterdam and the 200 communities in which Jews have lived in the Netherlands.

Jewish Military Museum of London

Created in In 1996 by The Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and Women – AJEX, this museum houses objects, documents and stories detailing the “contribution made by British Jews to the Armed Forces of the Crown.” Information about the activities of the museum, sample online exhibits and its newsletter are available.

Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia

In addition to information about this museum in Canada, the website a searchable database of digitized photos from the Leonard Frank Photos Studio.

Jewish Museum and Archives of Hungary

This Hungarian site describes the Jewish museum and has pictures of some of its holdings.

Jewish Museum Berlin

In addition to information about this museum in Germany and its exhibits, you can search its library catalog. The site has an extensive list of research topics arranged alphabetically as well as educational material.

Jewish Museum in Prague

This site in English and Czech provides information about the events and exhibits of the museum. Of particular interest is the Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia, work on which has been suspended due to the death of the editor.

Jewish Museum in Stockholm

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of this museum in Sweden in English and Swedish. Of particular note is the information about the history of Swedish Jews.

Jewish Museum of Australia

This site provides information about the events and exhibits of the museum.

Jewish Museum of Belgium

This site in French, Dutch provides information about this museum located in Brussels.

Jewish Museum of Casablanca

This French language site provides information about the museum in Morocco and some pictures of some of the exhibitions.

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