Slovenské národné múzeum - Múzeum židovskej kultúry

  • Slovak National Museum - Museum of Jewish Culture

History

The Museum of Jewish Culture is part of the Slovak National Museum (SNM). The Museum started within the SNM as the Department of Jewish culture. A separate specialized museum came about in 1994. The Slovak National Museum is the top state institution responsible for preparing museum collections, facilitating scientific research and organizing cultural and educational events in this field in the Slovak Republic.Based on the results of scientific research and surveys, it creates, documents, processes, evaluates, protects and makes various collections of artistic, historical or scientific objects accessible to the general public, along with information on the natural and social development of the country and its ethnic communities as well as the evolution of the Slovak nation. It is also charged with responsibilities related to the creation, documentation and protection of collections integral to the country’s national cultural heritage. As part of its cultural and educational events, it presents various collections through permanent expositions and temporary exhibits throughout Slovakia as well as abroad and undertakes various other types of museum communication. It carries out scientific undertakings and makes their results accessible to the general public through various publications. The Slovak National Museum operates one specialised public archive and a scientific library. It administers hundreds of monuments, including national cultural monuments. The responsibilities of the Slovak National Museum are carried out by its Board of Management and its 18 specialised museums, which serve as documentary, scientific and methodological workplaces. The Slovak National Museum also serves as the coordinating, methodological, professional advisory, statistical, educational and informational centre of the entire museum sector in the Slovak Republic.The museum focuses on the spiritual and material development of Jewish culture and documenting the Holocaust in Slovakia. Its aim is to save from destruction, oblivion, or export abroad Judaica, documents, paintings and memorabilia and present them to the general public through the museum.

Records Management and Collecting Policies

Museum of Jewish Culture, which is part of the Slovak National Museum, stores its archival documents and collections in the Archive of the Slovak National Museum.

Research Services

Archival documents and collections are stored and make accessible in other repository: The Archive of the Slovak National Museum.

Sources

  • Desk research ClaimsCon'06/online search

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