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Best-Practice with Maiken Umbach

“I Say British, You Say Jewish”: The Museum on the Street
(in German only)

The lecture discusses a mobile exhibition experiment in 2024, where myth and reality of Jewish life are made tangible in a pavilion on public streets and squares. The exhibition, divided into four thematic areas, connects history and the present, sheds light on the diversity of Jewish life, and explores the origins of anti-Semitic prejudices. All exhibits are designed to stimulate discussions, and two curators were deeply engaged in dialogue with the visitors. Particularly gratifying were moments of direct exchange between visitors from different ethnic and religious minorities, who developed new forms of solidarity. The exhibition aims to reach demographic groups that typically do not visit museums, encouraging them to engage actively rather than passively absorbing information about another culture and identity.


Maiken Umbach is a professor of modern European history at the University of Nottingham. Her recent publications explore the mentality of National Socialism, Jewish flight and migration, and critical works on ideology and anti-Semitism. Examples include “Private Life and Privacy in Nazi Germany” (2019), “Photography, Migration, and Identity: A German-Jewish-American Story” (2018), and “Antisemitism: An Ideological Paradox” (forthcoming). For many years, Maiken has also served as the Chief Academic Adviser at the English National Holocaust Museum, where she develops and directs exhibitions and educational programs aimed at combating anti-Semitism.

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Symposium “Jewish, Now! – The Significance of Jewish Culture for a Democratic Society”
When: April 15th and 16th, 2024
Location: Kulturrathaus, Königstr. 15, 01097 Dresden
Ticket: karten@juedische-woche-dresden.de
Cost: €80 (participation & catering)
! EARLY-BIRD: For the first 20 registrations, participation costs €65 !
Registration deadline: April 4th, 2024

Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes. Das Projekt wird durch das Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz der Landeshauptstadt Dresden gefördert. Und unterstützt durch den Beauftragten der Sächsischen Staatsregierung für jüdisches Leben.

Apr 16 2024


Date: 16. April
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
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