Museums in Other Parts of the World
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.
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.
Chernivtsi Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History
Located in Ukraine, this site in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian presents material related to the Jews of Bukovina, which was part of the the Turkish and the Austria-Hungarian Empires as well as the Kingdom of Romania and the Soviet Union. In addition to information about the exhibitions, the site has digitized examples of Jewish documents, Judaica and art.
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.
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.”
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 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 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 Tolerance Center in Moscow
Located in Moscow, Russia, this museum provides information about the history of the Jews in Russia. The site describes the museum and its holdings in English and Russian.
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Situated in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Il kal vjezu (the old temple), the website of this museum is mostly in Bosnian. The museum is dedicated to the history of Jews in the region.
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 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 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 Museums Worldwide
List of Jewish museums worldwide by continent based on Jewish Museums of the World by Grace Cohen Grossman from 2003.
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.
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.
Museo Ebraico di Bologna
This site in Italian for the Jewish Museum of Bologna in Italy provides information about the museum's activities and exhibitions, as well as its library and bookstore.
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 Mountain Jews
Located in Guba, Azerbaijan, the mission of the museum is to acquaint people with the history of the Jews in the Caucasus Mountains. The site, in English, Russian and Azerbaijani, provides information about the exhibits and tours the museum offers.
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.
Museum of the Jews of Cordoba Argentina
This virtual museum in Spanish and English documents the history of Jewish life in Cordoba, Argentina. The museum has an archive, a timeline, maps, information on immigration to the community, recipes and traditions. There is a 360 degree tour of the synagogue and an “idishometer” game to test your Yiddish.
Museum of the Jews of Sarajevo
This site in Croatian describes the holdings of the museum tracing the lives of the Jews of Bosnia-Herzegovina. It also has a 3D tour of the synagogue in Sarajevo at https://techbosnia.com/3d-model/muzej-sarajeva-depadans-muzej-jevreja/fullscreen/
National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah
This site in English and Italian describes the activities and holdings of The Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah – MEIS 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.
Padua Jewish Heritage Museum
This website in English and Italian provides information about the exhibits and activities of this museum dedicated to the history of Jews in this part of Italy. It also provides details about the Jewish community in Padua.
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.
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.
The Geniza of the Jewish Museum in Prague
"This site in English and Czech displays and links to some of the 1,650 newly conserved objects found in the attics of 12 synagogues in the Czech Republic. The web site organizes the selected pieces into categories. There is also a searchable Geniza catalogue with items from the Jewish Museum in Prague."
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.
Tikva: Jewish Museum of Lisbon
This website in English and Portuguese describes the collections and activities of this museum in Lisbon, Portugal dedicated to the history of the Jewish community there.
Virtual Jewish Museum: Virtuális Zsidó Múzeum
This site in English, Hungarian and French was founded by the JMPoint Foundation to protect and preserve the religious and cultural relics of the communities of Jews in Hungary.