„Stuffed Jews?“ / Jüdisches Museum Hohenems, Vorarlberg

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26.06. 2022 – 19.03.2023

Who has the authority to interpret Jewish culture?

The exhibition “Stuffed Jews?” in the Jewish Museum Hohenems, curated by Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek and Hannes Sulzenbacher, deals with the history, present and future of Jewish museums.

The exhibition examines the self-image of the more than 120 Jewish museums worldwide, which all have very different orientations, and what perspectives they see for the future of their program work.

It is also about the question of who has the authority to interpret what Jewish and Jewish culture is today and what social role it can play in different parts of the world in the future.

The bitterly-laconic title of the exhibition is borrowed from a response from the then chairman of the Jewish cultural community, Paul Grosz, who once asked what he thought of the founding of a Jewish museum with a counter-question: “Whether Jews there “like stuffed Indians” should be admired?” …

“Stuffed Jews?”
History, Present and Future of Jewish Museums
26.06.2022 – 19.03.2023
Jüdisches Museum Hohenems