• Sidney Nolan exhibition Sir Sidney Nolan’s Auschwitz paintings have remained largely unseen; their stories untold for nearly sixty years.

    Our current exhibition showcases 50 works by Nolan from a series that has never before been seen in Australia.

    Not only do these works unearth a different side of the artist, they also offer an interpretation of the Holocaust through a distinctively Australian lens.
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  • Celebrating 30 years In 1992, the community of Holocaust survivors in Sydney realised their dream of opening a museum to commemorate, remember and pass on their memories and experiences from the Holocaust, so they will never be forgotten.

    This year we will celebrate 30 years as a living museum: a place that holds the voices of history, and in which survivors still share their experiences with visitors. We turn 30 at a time when most of our founding Holocaust survivors are sadly no longer with us, yet each of them lives on in the legacy they have built.
  • Discover survivor stories Our cutting-edge technologies will ensure visitors of the future have authentic and meaningful interactions with Holocaust survivors, as important eyewitnesses to history.

    This summer, there are several ways to engage with history through technology at the Museum: you can explore the Holocaust exhibition using a GPS-based testimony app, or even have a conversation with Holocaust survivors via our new lifelike interactive technology.
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  • Where history has a voice The Sydney Jewish Museum is a living history museum, where the past is kept alive to continue to speak to future generations in a dynamic way that will always resonate. Find out more
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Exhibitions

Feature Exhibition

Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolan’s Auschwitz

This exhibition showcases 50 paintings by the prolific Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan that have never been seen before in Australia. They tell the story of a largely unknown chapter in Nolan's life: the trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, and the artist's own visit to Auschwitz.

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Feature exhibition

Woven Memory

Over millennia, carpets have been woven into the cultural and artistic fabric of Jewish homes and synagogues. This exhibition displays a diverse collection of rugs from the Cadry family collection, exploring the significant role that this artform plays in transmitting Jewish culture across time.

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Meet Yvonne's interactive biography

Yvonne’s new lifelike interactive biography is now ready for testing. Join a daily session to engage with this incredible cutting-edge technology.

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Listen to the voices of history

Listen to the voices of history on your own device as you move through the Sydney Jewish Museum’s Holocaust exhibition, with the SJM Voices app.

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SJM blog

Survivor Portraits – Dasia Black Gutman

August 5, 2022

In this image from our collection, Dasia holds a photo of her parents close to her heart. She was four years old and living as an Aryan child when her mother and father were deported to Zbaraz ghetto and later murdered. 

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NAIDOC Week: William Cooper’s legacy

July 1, 2022

NAIDOC Week: William Cooper’s legacy The roots of NAIDOC Week can be traced back to the 1920s and 30s, when First Nations rights groups took formation and staged boycotts and …

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Shining a spotlight on our volunteers

May 18, 2022

Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life and backgrounds have dedicated their time and hard work to support the Museum since our inception 30 years ago. Here’s a spotlight on some of the generous volunteers who work with us.

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The support of our members is essential to ensure the Sydney Jewish Museum can continue to educate and inspire students, teachers and general visitors on the history of the Holocaust and the important messages of Holocaust survivors. Our work inspires our audiences to be more empathetic, aware and driven to make positive change in the world.

Interactive biographies: the future of Holocaust survivor testimony

With emergent filming technologies and a partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, six Australian Holocaust survivors will share their stories of history, hope, survival and resilience with visitors long into the future.

The final product of this major project will create a projection of each survivor. Using artificial intelligence and next generation language processing, the technology is trained to respond to audience questions in real-time, which will enable future museum visitors to converse with a Holocaust survivor as though they were standing in front of them.

We will be able to bring visitors well into the future some incredible, never-before-seen material and create meaningful, life-like encounters.

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