The museum pursues its goals through collecting, registration, research, preservation and dissemination to audiences in its area of responsibility to preserve the Jewish cultural heritage of Denmark. The museum sheds light on the diversity within this cultural heritage, including the issues of identity, integration and the relationship between the Danish Jewish minority and the society which surrounds it. The museum explains both changes and that which endures within this cultural heritage, as expressed in all aspects.
The museum must make its collections accessible both to the public and for research, as well as disseminate knowledge of the results of both the museum's own research and other research based on the collections of the museum.
The museum cooperates with the other state-subsidized museums, which have Danish Jewish history as a part of their area of responsibility. The museum's activities in the geographic areas of the other museums must be carried out in accord with them.
The museum also cooperates with other museums in Denmark and with relevant foreign museums through the established museological organisations.
Collecting, registration, research and dissemination must be carried out within the geographical, chronological and subject demarcation of the museum's recognized area of responsibility. Objects which lack a natural association with the museum's area of responsibility ought not to be incorporated into the collections, but should be directed to a relevant museum.
Read the bylaws of The Danish Jewish Museum here [pdf in Danish]
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- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark
The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...
September - May:
Thursday: 12:30 - 18:30
Friday- Sunday: 12 - 17
Monday - Wensday: closed
June - August
Tuesday - Sunday: 10-17