W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
A view of the museum entrance across the street from the Academy
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe
Research, Discussion, Exchange of Ideas
Our Academy is a place for research, discussion, and the exchange of ideas on Jewish history and culture as well as on questions of diversity in society. The Academy enriches the Museum's wide spectrum of activities with Academy Programs on Migration and Diversity and a Jewish-Islamic Forum both of which provide a platform for discussing highly relevant sociopolitical themes.
To support research in these fields, the Academy has its own fellowship program, which provides scholars from around the world with the opportunity to conduct research in the library's collections and the Museum's archive.
The Academy is located in the Eric F. Ross building at the Fromet und Moses Mendelssohn-Platz across the street from the museum. The concept of the "Zwischenräume," developed by Daniel Libeskind, creates an architectural expansion of the current museum ensemble. In celebration of his 90th birthday, the academy was renamed the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy after our museum’s founding director in January 2016.
Monday and Wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Monday and Wednesday: 12 am to 7 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 5 pm