Research activities & services

Public Services

 

JEWISH STUDIES AND HISTORY OF THE JEWS 

SHOAH HISTORY DEPARTMENT

COLLECTIONS

LIBRARY

MULTIMEDIA CENTRE OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE

DEVELOPMENT AND PR DEPARTMENT

EDUCATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT

 

JEWISH STUDIES AND HISTORY OF THE JEWS

Archives and Documentation of Jewish Communities

   Head of the archives: [email] Vlastimila Hamáčková

   Archivist: [email] Miroslava Kurečková

   Specialist staff: [email] Monika Hanková a [email] Lucie Petrusová

Department of Jewish History and Jewish Studies

   Department head: [email] Iveta Cermanová

   Specialist: [email] Alexandr Putík

   Specialist: [email] Daniel Polakovič

   Specialist: [email] Pavel Kocman

Consultation with specialist staff by appointment

Services:

  • specialist information, consultation and explication regarding the history of Jews and the Jewish religion in Bohemia and Moravia
  • specialist consultation for the preparation of exhibitions, catalogues and informative material on specific topics
  • (for researchers’ study purposes) lending of archive materials from the holdings of Jewish communities in Bohemia and Moravia, from the collections of certain Jewish associations and organizations, and from the Museum’s collections of literary papers and sheet music
  • literature searches in the above collections
  • consultation regarding extant archive materials and documents of Jewish communities, including documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia
  • searching of texts, documents and items from the Museum’s collections for other than exhibition purposes
  • reprographic services, copies of required documents, preparation of photographs and slides
  • specialist consultation and supervision in the making of films, video recordings and television programmes

 

SHOAH HISTORY DEPARTMENT

Head of the Holocaust Department: [email] Jana Šplíchalová
Deputy Head: [email] Pavla Neuner
Queries and information: [email] holocaust[at]jewishmuseum.cz
Curator of the Collection of Testimonies : [email] Pavla Neuner
Supported by Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund www.jhf.nl and Nadační fond obětem holocaustu www.fondholocaust.cz, Lisa and John Pritzker, Peter Hodál

Chartering modern history of the Jews from Bohemian and Moravian countries

Services:

  • tracing of information relating to groups and individuals included in registers of Holocaust victims from the territory of the former Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

  • tracing of information via databases of testimonies on the basis of individual events, localities and names

  • texts and documents relating to the Holocaust of Bohemian and Moravian Jews for other than exhibition purposes

  • consultation and information relating to the Holocaust of Bohemian and Moravian Jews

  • research services – copies of archive materials, literature and testimonies

  • literature searches, interpretations, expert opinions and relevant information

  • expert advice and supervision in the making of films, video recordings and television programmes

  • photographs of inscriptions from the Pinkas Synagogue

  • photographs, digital and laser prints and Xerox copies from the collections

  • text amendments and additions to the texts in the Pinkas Synagogue

 

Archives and documentation of Jewish communities

Archivist: [email] Vlastimila Hamačková

 

Documentation of Jewish communities and sites

Specialist: [email] Jiři Fiedler

Consultation by appointment

Services:

  • specialist information, consultation and explication with respect to the history of Jews and the Jewish religion in Bohemia and Moravia

  • specialist consultation for the preparation of exhibitions, catalogues and informative material on specific topics

  • (for researchers’ study purposes) lending of archive materials from the holdings of Jewish communities in Bohemia and Moravia, from the collections of certain Jewish associations and organizations, and from the Museum’s collection of literary papers and sheet music

  • literature searches via the above collections

  • consultation regarding extant archive materials and documents of Jewish communities, including documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia

  • tracing of texts, documents and collection objects for other than exhibition purposes

  • (for researchers’ study purposes) reference lending of objects from the collection of manuscripts and rare printed books (manuscripts in the form of microfilms, original copies provided only in special cases)

  • reprographic services: copies of required documents, preparation of photographs and slides; archive materials, objects from the collection of manuscripts and rare printed books

  • expert advice and supervision in the making of films, video recordings and television programmes

COLLECTIONS

Chief curator: [email] Dana Veselská

Services:

LIBRARY

Chief Librarian: [email] Alena Jelínková

Judaic Studies: [email] Michal Bušek [email] 

Hebrew Studies: [email] Jana Polišenská [email] 

System Librarian: [email] Dana Mrákotová [email] Lenka Ichova

Acquisitions and Series: [email] Zuzana Růžičková

Cataloguing: [email] Markéta Kotyzová

Curator of rare printed books: [email] Silvia Singerová

Services:

  • access to selected books from the library’s collection (approx. 100,000 volumes). The range covers Hebrew and Judaic studies, general history, history of art, museology, anti-Semitism, Fascism and the Holocaust

  • access to Jewish historical and contemporary literature, mostly from Bohemia and Moravia, but also from other European regions

  • access to historical and contemporary periodicals

  • reprographic, factual, bibliographic and consultation services

Open every Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., except state and Jewish holidays

 

MULTIMEDIA CENTRE OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE

Co-worker: [email] Jana Polišenská

Services:

  • comprehensive services focused on a detailed explication of Judaism and the history of the Jews

  • access to a reference library:

    • dictionaries, encyclopaedia-type publications on general topics and Judaica

    • works devoted to Israel, Jewish history, Bible studies and liturgy, Czech studies and Prague history

    • books published by the Jewish Museum

    • directories of museums, libraries and galleries

    • Jewish periodicals - Rosh Chodesh, Judaica Bohemiae and the Jewish Yearbook

    • electronic information sources – multimedia thematic encyclopaedias on CD-ROMs

      • the Museum’s Holocaust documentation database (database of Holocaust victims) and collections database (database of Terezin children’s drawings)

      • full-text databases (ProQuest, PCI)

      • the Library’s electronic catalogue

      • automated library system Aleph, enabling electronic searches via the internet

      • reprographic, factual, bibliographic, consultation and reference services

        sday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, Friday 10 a.m. -13 p.m. except state and Jewish holidays

         

        DEVELOPMENT AND PR DEPARTMENT

        Department Head and PR: [email] Jana Havlíková

        Exhibitions Department:

           Exhibition Curator: [email] Arno Pařík

           Fundraising and Marketing: [email] Hana Sojková

           Production:    Production: [email] Monika Stoneová

         

        Education and Culture Department

        Department Head: [email]  Zuzana Pavlovská

        Services:

        • educational programmes for elementary and secondary schools on the themes: Biblical history and the history of the Diaspora; the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia; traditions and customs; “Who are the Jews - a nation or a religious group?”; the history of anti-Semitism, personal narratives of survivors and rescued children (authentic experiences from the period of the Holocaust); combined programmes; art and drama workshops; age-targeted series and projects relating to Jewish history and culture for groups and individuals

        • lectures and series for universities

        • seminars for elementary and secondary school teachers with certification from the Ministry of Education within the framework of further pedagogical training

        • evening cultural programmes for the general public

        • library books and CD-ROMs (Encyklopedia Judaica) - Open Tuesday and Thursday 4 pm. - 5 pm.

         

         

         

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