Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe

Great Synagogue of Europe
10/12/19 - 15/12/19
Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe Photo exhibition and international conference Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe Photo exhibition and international conference

The photo exhibition by Rudolf Klein presents a brief survey of synagogues converted into museums and galleries in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. A discussion in English on the topic will follow the opening with Professor Rudolf Klein, Natalia Romik, Polish researcher and Professor Thomas Gergely.

Dr Natalia Romik - graduate in political science, practitioner of architecture, designer, artist.

In 2018 Romik was awarded a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London for a thesis Post-Jewish Architecture of Memory within Former Eastern European Shtetls. She combines academic research with methods of contemporary art and architecture to explore the (post)Jewish architecture of memory. Romik has been awarded numerous grants, including the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, and the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland for the project Jewish Architecture of (Non-)Memory in Silesia. From 2007 to 2014, she cooperated with the Nizio Design studio and was a consultant for, among others, the POLIN Museum core exhibition design, co-author of the revitalization of a synagogue in Chmielnik. Romik is a member of the SENNA architecture collective, responsible for designs including the exhibition at the Museum of Jews in Upper Silesia in Gliwice and permanent exhibition at the Brodno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw “Beit Almin – Eternal Home”. In 2018, she co-curated the exhibition Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath(POLIN Museum Warsaw 2018). Member of the Association of Polish Architects. Currently working on a post-doc  research project supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.  


>>> Where? Great Synagogue of Europe, Rue de la Régence 32, 1000 Bruxelles, entrance rue Joseph Dupont - map
>>> When? Tuesday 10 December 2019, 18:00
>>> Registration here - RSVP: 05.12.2019
Please make sure to bring along a valid form of identification (ID or passport)

The event is organized in collaboration with the Great Synagogue of Europe, the Balassi Institute, the Polish Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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