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Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Australia

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23 August @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Around the World in 80, 55, 21 Days!: Jewish Museums Across the Seas

Travel the world via Zoom this August as we tour Jewish museums in Australia, England, South Africa and the United States of America. Trace the movements of Jews across the seas, uncovering the communities created, celebrating unique traditions and histories. Experience a taste of the world-class exhibits that bring to life the stories of Jewish communities from across the globe.

Calling Australia Home with the Jewish Museum of Australia

Sunday 23rd August, 2020, 12 noon UK local time

Take a trip to the Antipodes and uncover stories of Jewish excellence and everydayness in Australia, from 1778 until today. Learn about our richly diverse, ever-evolving community with Director & CEO Jessica Bram, then explore our flagship Calling Australia Home exhibition with Senior Curator & Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou.

Presenter Profiles:

Jessica Bram, Director & CEO

Jessica Bram, Director & CEO, brings 15 years’ experience across curatorial, creative and strategic thinking in museums and the arts/cultural sector. Joining the Jewish Museum team most recently from a position as Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Jessica is widely regarded as a leader, experienced in delivering blockbuster projects using state-of-the-art immersive technology as well as audience segmentation tools. She has extensive local and international connections via a range of museological and cultural networks.

Eleni Papavasilieou, Senior Curator & Collections Manager 

Before migrating to Australia and joining the Jewish Museum of Australia, Eleni worked for many years in the UK at community-based galleries and museums. Most recently, she was at the award-winning SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, where she was Head of Curatorial & Library Services. Eleni has a Master’s Degree in International Museum Studies – for which she wrote a thesis entitled ‘Migration & Diversity in the Museum: the Australian Example,’ and a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication / Photography.

This is a free event for museum volunteers, our members and patrons.

During this unprecedented time, the Jewish Museum of London is proud to work with our colleagues at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Jewish Museum of Australia and the South African Jewish Museum to provide this meaningful online program. Donations to help us continue to serve you—from a safe distance—are appreciated, but not required.

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Jewish Museum London

South African Jewish Museum

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Additional Programmes from this series

 Museums Across the Seas will feature programs from the Jewish Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum London, Jewish Museum of Maryland and South African Jewish Museum.

  • Jewish Museum of Maryland: Thursday 13th August, 6pm UK time
  • South African Jewish Museum: Sunday 16th August, 6pm UK time
  • Jewish Museum of Australia: Sunday 23rd August, 12 noon, UK time
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