Tag Archives: Jüdisches Museum Berlin

{Germany} The Golem is coming!

September 23, 2016

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  Today, a new temporary exhibition opens at the Jewish Museum Berlin: Golem. I was privileged enough to be invited to a special preview for social media influencers two nights before, and was thoroughly impressed. A golem is a mythological creature from Jewish folklore, usually made from mud or clay, that is brought to life by humans in many stories e.g. through ritual incantations, or specific Hebrew letter combinations. While the intentions are more often than not good, with the Golem intended as companion or […]

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{Germany} Between the Lines at JMBerlin

June 28, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.82 Last week, I was invited to take part in an ’empty walk’ instameet around the Jewish Museum Berlin after hours. For those not familiar with the concept, an instameet is a meetup of Instagrammers, i.e. photographers active on the social media platform Instagram, and an empty walk is when you get to explore a place when it’s closed, with no other visitors there. Despite it being among my top most visited museums every year for the past five years while […]

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{Germany} Diaspora Garden

June 8, 2015

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Last week, I attended the We Are Museums conference, which this year took place in Berlin. Our host venue, was the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin. This was the first time I’d been inside the completed building – which just like the main museum building is based on a design by Daniel Libeskind –  since seeing it as a building site in October 2011. And what a transformation! Whilst I still gather my thoughts on the conference (will hopefully get a wee post up with impressions […]

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Holiday Weekend at the Jewish Museum Berlin

May 25, 2015

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Dear readers, apologies for the lack of posts recently. Some big changes are afoot for our family (don’t worry, all good things, I will share soon!) and the last two weeks have been just a whirlwind of activity behind the scenes. A little overwhelming at times. On top of that, poor little #MuseumBaby has been having the most terrible time with his as yet non existent teeth – much more so than his big brother ever did – and has needed constant cuddles from mummy. […]

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{Kids in Museums} Let’s visit the Jewish Museum Berlin!

November 19, 2014

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For some people, the Jewish Museum Berlin may seem an unusual choice to visit with a toddler, but it remains one of #MuseumBoy’s  Top 3 museums in Berlin! Admittedly, we have been told off once for being too loud in the Holocaust memorial section in the basement level, but if you head to the permanent exhibition on the upper floors which present the remaining 2000 years of Jewish history, it’s no different from taking your kids to any other history museum In fact, it’s better than […]

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{Germany} Haut Ab!

November 12, 2014

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The other week, I was invited to a Tweetup at the Jewish Museum Berlin for a preview of their latest special exhibition all about ritual circumcision – a topic I admit to knowing very little about. The German exhibition title ‘Haut Ab!’ is a play on words, meaning both ‘skin off’ as well as ‘get lost!’, the latter referencing the antisemitic and islamophobic attitudes Jews and Muslims often feel their religious circumcision traditions encounter in other cultures. The exhibition introduces visitors to the lesser known […]

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