For the first time ever, the curators have crowd-sourced intimate photographs of grandmothers, taken with love, for an exhibition. This exhibition is a reflection of the strong bond that exists between grandmothers and their grandchildren. It is through these unique bonds that life lessons and age-old traditions are passed down.
In ‘The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art’, artists Anne Zahalka and Sylvia Griffin address loss and family trauma, attempting to piece together and make sense of fragmented histories.
Sunday 6 January 10.30am
Included in Admission price
Delve into the minds and practices of artist Sylvia Griffin in this 45 minute Art Talk. Sylvia will walk visitors through The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art, speaking to both hers and Anne Zahalka’s artworks.See Full Calendar
As time passes there are fewer Holocaust survivors left to tell their stories of both horror and hope. The survivors and the stories that they have continued to pass on to Museum visitors have been fundamental in ensuring that we remember the Holocaust. Technologies, testimonial projects, preservation of artefacts, and educating students and teachers help us secure the stories of our treasured survivors, so their voices never lose their poignancy.
We are now holding our Capital Appeal, where we are asking you to invest in the future of the Sydney Jewish Museum and the voices of history that we preserve.
With hundreds of artefacts to explore and over 30 Holocaust survivors for students to meet, the experience of visiting the the Sydney Jewish Museum is second to none.
All education programs are linked to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabus outcomes.
Book in now for 2019 to ensure you get your preferred dates and times.
The Sydney Jewish Museum offers regular professional development seminars and the opportunity to engage with other teachers at our Teachers' Network events, held four times a year at the Museum.
Our new human rights exhibition, ‘The Holocaust and Human Rights’, was developed to provoke engagement with contemporary human rights issues in Australia against the backdrop of the Museum’s Holocaust exhibition. This extension of our Holocaust content aimed to bring the Museum into the national and global conversation about human rights.
The exhibition takes as its starting point the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, which was deemed necessary following the criminal acts of genocide perpetrated against civilians by the Nazis in the 1940s. The exhibition brings this content into a contemporary context to encourage visitors to connect with current issues and learn about all facets of the human rights violations, successes and debates.
Today, the 18th of December 2018, is the 10th of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar. This fast day commemorates the siege on Jerusalem by the Babylonian armies and the eventual …
This month we introduce Kuba Enoch. Kuba was born in 1926 in Krakow, Poland. In 1939, when Kuba was 13 years old, Germany invaded Poland. It was at this young …
Chanukah is a time when we remember the attempted suppression of Jewish culture and celebrate Jewish resistance and resilience. Chanukah of 1945 was the first time that Jewish refugees, recently liberated …
SJM Voices is a custom curated app that uses an internal global positioning system to bring testimony and story of the Holocaust into the present within the Museum’s walls.
Drawing on the Museum’s rich repository of survivor testimony, the app embeds survivor narrative alongside stories from perpetrators and witnesses. The app delivers personal and multi-perspective insight into this turbulent period of history.
Once you’ve visited the Museum and used the app, email yourself a record of your journey.
As a Museum Member you will benefit from free entry into the Museum all year round, a 10% discount in the Museum shop and more.