Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road, ST KILDA
Phone: (03) 8534 3600
The Jewish Museum of Australia is a national institution dedicated to the conservation, preservaton and exhibition of Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious practice in all its diversity. The permanent exhibitions are "A Timeline of Jewish History", "Australian Jewish History", "The Jewish Year" and "Belief and Ritual". The temporary gallery features a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions. All exhibitions are accompanied by public lectures and school education programs.
The collection comprises objects of ritual, religious, historical, cultural, social and artistic significance which encompass Jewish life and history.
Our Australian contemporary ritual Judaica collection includes some 70 works by artists such as Susan Cohn, Carlier Makigawa, Liz Souter, Hendrik Forster, Sue Trytell, Bern Emmerichs, Glenice Matthews, David Ray, Anne Ross, Penelope Durston, Helmut Leukenhausen, Petrus Spronk and Iris Saar Sachs.
The museum holds approximately 10 000 objects.