Moscow’s new Jewish museum wins top award


(JTA) — Moscow’s new Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center was named Museum of the Year award by the Russia edition of the prestigious The Art newspaper.

The award was presented to the museum’s chairman, Boruch Gorin, last week at a ceremony in the Russian capital. 

The monthly’s Russian edition, the most recent addition to an international network of newspapers founded in Turin in 1983, selected the Jewish museum as the winner of its main category. Other categories included Exhibition of the Year, Book of the Year, Restoration of the Year and personal contribution.

The Jewish museum opened in November at a cost of approximately $50 million, according to a report by Russia’s Jewish News Agency. The structure was co-designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, which also designed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. It offers 3-D films, interactive maps and touch screens.

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