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
As part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, join us on the Melbourne City Centre Walk and visit Melbourne city’s landmarks to discover their hidden Jewish histories.
Bookings essential: Booked out.
Location: Meet under the clocks at Flinders Street Station.
Time: Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start.
Cost: $15 Museum members and Victorian Seniors Card holders/$20 General.
For your comfort, we suggest you bring an umbrella, sunscreen, water and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Join us for tea, coffee, cake and a schmooze with the Director
of the Jewish International Film Festival and the Classic Cinemas
Eddie Tamir, as he discusses the current appeal of Israeli films
at international film festivals.
Date: Thursday 23 October
Location: Jewish Museum, 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda
Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members
Bookings essential: Click here to book
A doctor, medical researcher, teacher, ethicist, writer, humanitarian and intellectual, Professor Paul Komesaroff’s greatest skill is his ability to bring people together to work collaboratively towards a better and more just society. A profound thinker, Paul’s work ranges from promoting ethical standards in professional life to fostering reconciliation in Australia and overseas. His work is interdisciplinary: spanning clinical medicine, bio-medical research, social research, philosophy and ethical theory, clinical ethics and policy development. Paul’s international reputation in health care ethics and his major impact on the field of clinical ethics in Australia recently saw him become a State Finalist for the 2014 Australian of the Year. He was named as a Member (AM) in the General Divisionof the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2014.
Date: Wednesday 29 October
Time: 7.15am to conclude at 9.00am.
Venue: Jewish Museum of Australia.
Booking: Click here to book.
Guided tours will run every last Sunday of the month at 11am.
Suitable for all ages.
Cost: free with admission.
Date: Every last Sunday of the month throughout the Andy Warhol exhibition period.
Location: The Jewish Museum of Australia
To celebrate JIFF, the brilliant careers of Israeli film making duo The Go Go Boys and the opening of The Jewish Museum of Australia’s Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition, join us for a post film pop quiz!
How much do you know about the Jewish Genius? Or the eclectic and abundant variety of Cannon Films? Stick around after the quiz for a bonus retro screening of the Cannon Films Classic Breakin!
Partners: Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF)
Quizmaster extraordinaire: Adrian Elton
Date: Sunday 16 November
Location: Classic Cinemas
Cost: Free with entry to the Go Go Boys movie
Bookings essential: Click here to be directed to the JIFF booking system
Following the launch of the Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Max Delany will chair an Andy Warhol-centric conversation between Jewish Museum Vienna Director, Danielle Spera, and Jewish Museum of Australia Director, Rebecca Forgasz. The two Directors will talk about the Jewish Geniuses series; a body of work that represents a dynamic mix of 20th century thinkers, scientists and artists, including Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein and Sarah Bernhardt.
Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses is an exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with the Jewish Museum of Australia showing at the Jewish Museum of Australia from 20 November 2014 – 24 May 2015.
Partners: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Date: Sunday 23 November
Location: National Gallery of Victoria
Cost: NGV and Jewish Museum’s members $10 /General $15
Bookings essential: Bookings will be open soon
Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s portrait in the Jewish Museum’s Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses exhibition, join us for an evening of word portraits delivered by guest speakers Joan Nestle, Hinde Ena Burstin and others, as part of the 2015 Midsumma Festival. Guest speakers will share with the audience which LGBTI Jewish writers and performers were sources of inspiration and how their writing and identity has been shaped by them.
Partners: Midsumma Festival
Date: Thursday 5 February
Location: Jewish Museum of Australia
Cost: 12 Museum member / $15 general
Bookings essential: Click here to make your reservation.
The Jewish Museum of Australia is proud to announce that it has been accepted into the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Umbrella Program. Tickets to a very special Andy Warhol inspired dining event will go on sale on Friday 21 November. Stay tuned for more information.
Partners: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival