Museum on Site (main site) Kids, Students, Teachers Online Showcases Blogerim (blog)



Janine Lehmann
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 410
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409

The following catalogs assemble academic articles and essays documenting, explaining and supplementing selected special exhibitions.

Cover of the catalog for the exhibition
No Compromises!
The Art of Boris Lurie

Boris Lurie is an artist who pushed for political relevance in art and the art trade. With his widely discussed and controversial works, he indicted a society that seemed to go out of its way to avoid dealing with crimes against humanity by packaging its testimony to these crimes between advertising and everyday platitudes.
The catalog accompanies our major retrospective show to Boris Lurie (26. February to 31 July 2016). You can download a pdf-Version on our Website.

29 euros

(special price in the Museum Shop), book shop price 36 euros

Cover of the catalogue for the exhibition

The story of forefather Abraham, who is willing to obey God’s command and sacrifice his son, is one of the most controversial Biblical episodes and is interpreted differently by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The multimedia artist Saskia Boddeke and filmmaker Peter Greenaway approach this theme artistically in an exhibition for the Jewish Museum Berlin by linking purpose-made films, sound installations, and projections with precious scripts, prints, artworks, and other objects. The colorful art book with accompanying text illustrates and expands upon the stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Ismael told in the eponymous exhibition.

30 euros

(special price in the Museum Shop), book shop price 35 euros

Book cover "Haut ab! Haltungen zur rituellen Beschneidung "
Snip it!
Stances on Ritual Circumcision

The special exhibition "Snip it! Stances on Ritual Circumcision" approaches this complex subject from its various perspectives – religious, historicocultural, legal, and medical aspects of circumcision are examined in relation to current discussions. The catalog of the same name offers readers more in-depth insight into the traditional concept of kinship through a bodily sign. Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic attitudes with their roots deep in the past also play a role.

24,90 euros

Only available in German.

Book cover "A Journey through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books "
A Journey through Jewish Worlds
Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books

The richly illustrated catalog shows highlights from the Braginsky Collection.
Contributions by Elka Deitsch, Gabriel M. Goldstein, Sharon Liberman Mintz, Shalom Sabar, Menahem Schmelzer, and Emile Schrijver, as well as a foreword by René Braginsky.
Photographs by Ardon Bar-Hama.

50 euros

Stay in touch