Museums

  • Like Ike and Israel in Abilene, Kansas

    If you find yourself in Abilene, Kansas this Labor Day weekend, it’s your last chance to see the 8 Wonders of Kansas exhibit at the Dwight D. Eisenhower presidential library. The exhibit is free. Of course, if you’re looking for a real thrill… [[READMORE]] Pick a weekday that isn’t a federal holiday for behind-the-scenes look… More ▸

  • Alaska Jewish Museum job opportunity

    Are you a Jewish history geek with an adventurous side? This recent job listing may be the answer to your prayers: The Alaska Jewish Museum is seeking a full-time Researcher and Exhibit Developer who will assist the Director in the research and development of the permanent exhibits to achieve the mission of the Alaska Jewish… More ▸

  • Should Jewish museums seek non-Jewish donors?

    Officials from Jewish museums got together last week to talk about their futures during difficult economic times, the New York Jewish Week reports. Among one of the suggestions at the Conference of American Jewish Museums? Try to collect money from non-Jewish donors:   Some advice garnered groans — put on a show about philanthropists, one… More ▸

  • Survivors Give Museum High Marks for Action in Nazi Archive

    Barely a year after Holocaust survivors publicly vilified the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for its handling of a trove of Nazi-era archives, the institution says it now has about half of an estimated 50 million pages of records in hand and is turning around most requests for information in eight to 10 weeks. The museum… More ▸

  • Task Force: Military Training, Money Needed to Prevent Genocide

    Genocide prevention and response should be incorporated into U.S. military planning and training. That was one of the recommendations to help prevent genocide issued by a task force convened by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy and the U.S. Institute of Peace. The Genocide Prevention Task Force released its 147-page report… More ▸

  • Sale of Rare Judaica Sparks Debate

    A U.S. buyer purchased a pair of rare silver Torah crowns amid a dispute in Australia over the sale of valuable Judaica. The rimonim, which date back to 1719 and which Sotheby’s described in its catalog as “exceptionally rare,” were sold for $338,500 by the auction house in New York on Dec. 17. The items… More ▸

  • Bush Pal Lauded for Leadership of Holocaust Museum

    As a close friend of George W. Bush and a top Republican Party fund-raiser, Fred Zeidman knew that his appointment as chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council nearly seven years ago looked like a gift from the new president to a political crony. So Zeidman stood up at his first meeting and told the… More ▸