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Item Number: 149678
Title: Synagogue and Museum
Author: Kessler, Katrin (et al)
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 9783731907947
Record created on 11/05/2018
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Description: Petersberg: Imhof, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 192pp., 151 images.

Summary: Synagogues are complex, highly significant and polyvalent spaces of religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reveal the ­interdependencies on the surrounding cultures. Ever since the Shoah, historic synagogues especially in Europe have gained high importance as focal points of remembrance and education. This volume presents selected papers of the 3rd International Congress on Jewish architecture “Synagogue and Museum.” The conference at the Technische Universität Braunschweig focused on examining the worldwide phenomenon of synagogues in and as museums within an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers discuss theoretical and historical approaches as well as practical examples from Austria, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia and the USA.

Contents: Ulrich Knufinke, Synagogues in Museum, Synagogues as Museums, Synagogues and Museums - Introductory Reflections on an Ambivalent Subject || Ismar Schorsch, You Can't Be Holy Alone || Annette Weber, Synagogues and Museums and Their Perception in German Public Culture Before and After World War II || Sabine Offe, Synagogues as Traces || Ilia Rodov, Synagogue as Museum - Ritual and Exposition || Naomi Simhony, Synagogue Exhibitions in National Museums in the State of Israel || Jutta Dick, Dynamics of a Room || Renato Athias, Memory and Architectural Preservation of the First Synagogue in the Americas || Marc Grellert, Synagogues in Germany. 20 Years of Virtual Reconstructions in Museums || Sergey R. Kravtsov, The Jewish Museum in L'viv - Genius Loci and Realpolitik || Boris Khaimovich, Museum of Jewish History in Russia - Its Goals and Its Activities || Zvi Orgad, Synagogue on Display - The Case of the Unterlimpurg Prayer Room || Alexander von Kienlin, Ancient Synagogues as Historical Source || Miranda Crowdus, Redefining the 'Music-Object' - Dissonances in the Material Representation / Display of the Synagogue || Hans-Christof Haas, The Sukkah of Rabbi Mendel Rosenbaum in Zell am Main / Lower Franconia - Tradition - Research - Presentation || Konstantin Wächter, Berlin - Authenticity of Former Synagogue Sites - Heritage in the Void || Ron Epstein, Synagogues in Switzerland - A Special Case? || Martha Keil. "Who Needs the Judentempel?" The Former Synagogue of St. Pölten (Lower Austria) and its Cultural Location || Monika Grübel, LVR - Cultural Centre Rödingen Village Synagogue || Gabi Rudolf, The Arnstein Synagogue - A Visual Fragment of (Almost) Invisible Jewish History in Lower Franconia || Givi Gambashidze, Museum - Place of Peace. The David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish Relations || Eszter Gantner, Synagogues as Space of Conflicts - The Formal Synagogue in Esztergom, Hungary || Hans-Jürgen Derda, Interfaith Dialogue - A Concept of a Museum of Religions at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (Brunswick State Museum) || Benigna Schönhagen, The Example of Augsburg || Sebastian Ristow and Christiane Twiehaus, The Medieval Synagogue of Cologne - Archaeology and Exhibition Concept in the New Museum "MiQua". (Schriftenreihe der Bet Tfila-Forschungsstelle für jüdische Architektur in Europa - Publications of Bet Tfila – Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe, 10)

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