The Positioning of the Past
The Genesis of the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam
The Allard Pierson Museum and the European Cultural History Chair at the University of Amsterdam invite you to the thirteenth Allard Pierson Lecture, to be held by Joel Cahen on Friday 7 April 2017. The titel of his lecture is 'The Positioning of the Past. The Genesis of the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam'.
The Allard Pierson Lectures aim to draw attention to current developments in the academic discourse of Museum and Heritage Studies. Previous lectures have been given by Sebastiano Tusa, Christopher Brown, Peter Greenaway, Arthur McGregor, Krzystof Pomian, Esther Jansma, Ad de Jong, Robert Lunsingh Scheurleer and Cecilia Hurley.
Joel J. Cahen (1948) studied History at the University of Amsterdam (graduated 1978) and Yiddish and Jewish History at Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at YIVO in New York. He started his professional career as an archivist in The Hague. Thereafter he became appointed as curator/historian at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam (JHM). From 1990 to 2002 he was chief curator at Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv, from 2002 to 2016 he was director of the JHM.
The Allard Pierson Lecture will take place in the Nina van Leerzaal at the Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam. Since the number of seats is limited, please register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
15:30 Lecture and discussion
17:00 Drinks in the Museum Café