Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Australia

Jewish Museums Across the Seas: Australia


Aug 27 2020
, 7PM- 8:30PM

Around the World in 80, 55, 30 Days!:

Calling Australia Home with the Jewish Museum of Australia

Recorded on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Take a trip to the Antipodes and uncover stories of Jewish excellence and everydayness in Australia, from 1778 until today. Learn about our richly diverse, ever-evolving community with Director & CEO Jessica Bram, then explore our flagship Calling Australia Home exhibition with Senior Curator & Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou.

About the Speakers:

Jessica Bram, Director & CEO, brings 15 years’ experience across curatorial, creative and strategic thinking in museums and the arts/cultural sector. Joining the Jewish Museum team most recently from a position as Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Jessica is widely regarded as a leader, experienced in delivering blockbuster projects using state-of-the-art immersive technology as well as audience segmentation tools. She has extensive local and international connections via a range of museological and cultural networks.

Eleni Papavasilieou, Senior Curator & Collections Manager: Before migrating to Australia and joining the Jewish Museum of Australia, Eleni worked for many years in the UK at community-based galleries and museums. Most recently, she was at the award-winning SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, where she was Head of Curatorial & Library Services. Eleni has a Master’s Degree in International Museum Studies – for which she wrote a thesis entitled ‘Migration & Diversity in the Museum: the Australian Example,’ and a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication / Photography.

About the Jewish Museum of Australia

At the Jewish Museum of Australia, we illuminate Jewish life. At the intersection of art and Jewish culture, our Museum is a place for all people to share in the Australian Jewish experience.

We inspire curiosity, conversation and play, with a point of view that ensures authenticity and inclusion – and create world-class exhibitions, events and education programs that convey our stories and enhance social cohesion.

The Jewish Museum of Australia stands on the traditional land of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge and respect the cultural heritage of this land, and offer our respects to their elders – past, present and future.

This program also took place on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 7:00am EST.

Additional Programs in this series:

Travel the world via Zoom this August as we tour Jewish museums in Australia, England, South Africa and the United States of America. Trace the movements of Jews across the seas, uncovering the communities created, celebrating unique traditions and histories. Experience a taste of the world-class exhibits that bring to life the stories of Jewish communities from across the globe.

Jewish Museum London

August 9, 2020, 1pm EST

Jewish Museum of Maryland

August 13, 2020, 1pm EST

South African Jewish Museum

August 16, 2020, 1pm EST

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