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Kids & Family Exhibition Trail

This self-guided kids & family exhibition trail has been designed to guide our youngest visitors around aspects of the Museum’s Collection through the four permanent exhibitions: Calling Australia Home, Timeline of Jewish History, The Jewish Year and Belief and Ritual.

Comparing the Museum with a giant treasure box, children will receive the exhibition trail and coloured pencils in their own special treasure box, a place where they can collect and keep their special things and stories. Children are then invited to explore the objects and their stories in the galleries and hopefully realise the museum is a place to see and feel new things, a place to ask questions, to make connections, to be creative and most importantly – to have fun!

Age group: Suitable for all ages.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Time: Available at all times


Every last Sunday of the month throughout the Andy Warhol exhibition period

Family Friendly Guided Tour of ‘Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses’

Come along to a family friendly guided tour of the Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition. Find out more about the ten Jewish geniuses, Warhol and his amazing art techniques using a vibrant, beautifully designed children’s activity sheet.

Suitable for all ages.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Date: Every last Sunday of the month throughout the Andy Warhol exhibition period.
Time: 11am
Location: Jewish Museum of Australia

Wednesday 22 April

Where commercial and pop culture meet art today

Andy Warhol’s work played on ideas of commercial printing and the superficial world of advertising. In response to the Jewish Museum of Australia’s Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniusesexhibition, three Australian leading contemporary artists, Darren Sylvester, David Rosetzky and Eliza Hutchison, will come together to discuss how their work plays with ideas of advertising and the aesthetics that drive pop art and commercial culture today. They will also shed light on how they, like Warhol, critique, reject or re-construct what they find in their contemporary surrounds. This event will be chaired by Ariele Hoffman, co-curator of Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses.

Date: Wednesday 22 April
Time: The panel discussion starts at 7.30pm
A complementary viewing of the Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition will be available between 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd St Kilda
Cost: $10 General/$5 students
Bookings essential: Click here to book online

Sunday 26 April

Ballarat Self-drive Tour

To commemorate the Centenary of Anzac and to complement the Jewish Museum of Australia’s upcoming exhibition, WWI – the Australian Jewish Experience, we invite you to join guide Terry Ashton on a self-drive day trip to Ballarat.

Visit the Ballarat Synagogue, one of the oldest operating synagogues on the mainland, The Gold Museum, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial and the Ballarat General Cemetery to explore the role that immigrants played and are still playing in protecting Australia.

Please note this is day trip to Ballarat will require you to drive your own car.

Date: Sunday 26 April 2015

Time/Meeting point: The tour will commence from the main entrance of the Ballarat Synagogue at 10am. A detailed itinerary will be sent to you after you complete your booking.

Cost: $45 Museum and National Trust Members/$50 general

Bookings essential: Click here to book online

Sunday 3 May 3pm

Artist Talk with Vera Möller

In conjunction with Warhol Now, come and hear artist Vera Möller talk about what inspired her to create original work displayed in this exhibition. Vera will discuss her work which explores the representation of identity and is a conceptual response to Warhol’s own work. Vera Möller is a german-born Australian artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and presented projects in Berlin, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Helsinki and has taught at RMIT and the Victorian College of the Arts. Möller’s work is held within private collections, as well as in a range of public collections such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Australian National Museum, Monash University Collection and Macquarie Bank Sydney.

Date: Sunday 3 May

Time: 3pm

Location: Jewish Museum of Australia

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Bookings essentialClick here to book your entry ticket to the Museum, which automatically registers you for the Talk.

Saturday 2, 9 and 16 May

Andy Warhol 15 Minutes of Fame play reading & performance

Superstardom, lust, devotion, sin and assassination. 

Born from humble beginnings in the poorest area of Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol eventually ruled the 1960’s with his particular brand of humour, style and art. More than a filmmaker, a magazine editor and an avid partygoer, Warhol was an instant celebrity. The question is, how long did it all last?

The Andy Warhol 15 Minutes of Fame play reading & performance is coming to the Jewish Museum of Australia on Saturday nights in May. Noel Anderson’s provocative play charts the 1960′s pop icon’s struggle for success and attempted assassination by radical feminist, Valerie Solanas. Solonas, a self-confessed man hater, penetrated Warhol’s factory and brought him crashing down to earth. Originally staged at LaMamma for the Midsumma Festival 2013, this new iteration is original and daring. Don’t miss out! Book now!

Warning: Contains strong language themes. For mature audiences only.

Date: Saturday 2, 9 and 16 May

Time: 8pm (7-8pm – Complementary viewing of Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition)
Location: Jewish Museum of Australia
Bookings esential: Click here to book online





11 - 29 June

A Study Tour of Jewish Poland & Lithuania

The Jewish Museum of Australia is pleased to announce it will host an exciting study tour from 11th-29th June 2015, focusing on the history of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania.

The tour will be led by Paul Forgasz, who lectures in Jewish history at Monash University’s Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Paul is well known as a regular contributor to the Jewish Museum’s adult education program and has also led previous Museum tours focusing on the Jews of medieval Spain and Germany.

As with any tour, you will visit various towns, cities, and sites of both Jewish and general historical interest.  Local guides will be on hand to explain the features of these sites. However, under Paul’s expert guidance, you will actively engage and interact with these places through the reading and analysis of texts, group discussions and simulations. In other words, you will step back into history, as you explore the amazing story of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania. You will re-live significant historical moments and experience the gamut of the Jewish historical experience in this heartland of Jewish history and culture.

For information about the tour and to register please click here.

Date: June 11 – 29, 2015