There is always something happening at the Sydney Jewish Museum, from inspiring exhibitions, Holocaust survivor speakers, book launches, panel discussions, public lectures, film screenings, community events and performances.
‘The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art’
In The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art, two Australian-born artists remember their families’ Holocaust experiences through inherited objects, remnants and relics. Through video, photography, assemblage, sculpture and textiles, Anne Zahalka and Sylvia Griffin trace second-hand memories of events they never experienced and memorialise lost family members never met to understand who they are today.
Located over three levels, this exhibition traces the persecution and murder of European Jewry from 1933 to 1945. The Holocaust explores the contemporary and ongoing resonance of these unprecedented events. The exhibition also documents the new lives that survivors forged following their arrival in Australia, and their contribution to the fabric of contemporary Australian life.
Rich with artefacts, testimonies and interactive digital technologies, this exhibition invites multi-sensory engagement with history and memory, to challenge perceptions and inspire critical thinking.
The Holocaust and Human Rights
This exhibition outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on the key human rights issues facing Australia today. The exhibition uses new digital technologies to explore local issues pertaining to the rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; People with Disabilities; First Australians; and the LGBTIQ Community.
The place promotes deep, reflective thought, even on topics that might prove irresolvable.
Click below for details on our current exhibitions and upcoming events
The Museum offers guided tours as part of the entry fee. Tours are one hour long and are held on Monday-Friday at 1pm, and Sundays at 12pm and 2pm. Guided group tours are also available for 12 or more adults, and can be tailored to suit specific requirements. For more information or to book a group tour, click here.
SJM Voices app
The Museum has recently launched the SJM Voices app. The app offers the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, perpetrators, witnesses and experts as you walk through the Museum. The SJM Voices app can be downloaded onto your Apple iPhone from the App Store. If you do not have an apple device, you can borrow a headset from the admissions desk.
Lunchtime Lecture – When do Students Learn About the Holocaust? Where the SJM fits into the NSW History, Modern History and Legal Studies curricula23 January 2019
Tour 24 January 2019
Events 27 January 2019