Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Europe’s largest convention on Jewish heritage opens in Warsaw


International conference on Jewish heritage opens in Warsaw 08.06.2016 12:41
Artists, educators, museum curators and exhibitors are gathering at Warsaw’s Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Wednesday for a three-day conference dedicated to Jewish cultural heritage. The event is to provide a platform for exchanging experience, inspiration and practices, says conference coordinator Małgorzata Owczarska. “The goal of the conference is to gauge the progress of work on Jewish cultural heritage, to assess what role it plays in modern-day Europe and determine how we envision the future for projects of this kind in the coming years,” Owczarska said. Billed as Europe’s largest convention of experts specialising in the field, the conference will be attended by prominent academics such as Diana Pinto, from the London-based Institute of Jewish Policy Research, and Michael Peter Edson, from the UN Live Museum for Humanity. On Friday, institutions will have the opportunity to present their projects and ideas for promoting Jewish heritage at an event accompanying the conference. The so-called Project Park, located outside the museum, will host a series of film screenings, workshops and interactive installations. The event is open to the public. For more information on the conference, entitled Jewish Cultural Heritage. Projects, Methods, Inspirations, go to the museum’s website.

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