About Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme (Museum of Jewish Art and History) in Paris explores the history of the Jewish community in France’s capital and throughout Europe since medieval times.
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme history
France is home to the third largest Jewish community in the world, after Israel and the United States. The presence of the Jewish people dates back more than 2,000 years, one of the many reasons that the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme was established and why one would want to explore its magnificent collections.
Located in the Marais in Paris – a neighbourhood where Jewish people already lived in the Middle Ages – it presents one of the finest collections in the world of objects of worship and art works in the majestic setting of a 17th-century mansion.
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme today
From historic objects to artwork, the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme has an extensive collection of pieces charting Jewish history.
The permanent exhibition retraces the history of the Jewish people of France, Europe and the Maghreb, through their art and their heritage. Its many temporary exhibitions, events in the auditorium and its educational activities, make it an important and dynamic centre for Parisian culture.
One of its other main exhibits centres on the Dreyfus affair, a political scandal in which Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of espionage and treason in 1894.
Getting to Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme
The address of Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme is Hôtel de Saint-Aignan 71, rue du Temple, 75003 Paris. It is located right in the heart of the city, practically on the northbank of La Seine river. There are several nearby car parks.
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