Jewish Museum of Bologna
Museum in Bologna
The Jewish Museum of Bologna, established in 1999, can be found adjacent to the former ghetto within a renovated wing of the 16th-century Palazzo Pannolini, dedicated exclusively to housing the museum.
Comprising three distinct sections, the museum provides a comprehensive experience for visitors. The first section houses the permanent exhibition, while the second section hosts various temporary initiatives. The third section serves as a library and documentation center, offering a wealth of resources.
The permanent exhibition offers a cultural and historical overview of the Jewish people, spanning from their origins to more recent times, particularly focusing on Jewish settlements in Bologna and the surrounding region. Rather than solely preserving artifacts, the museum utilizes multimedia and visual communication devices to create an educational experience. The exhibition is designed to cater to visitors with different levels of information needs, providing introductory videos, illustrated panels for intermediate knowledge, and multimedia stations with access to the documentation center’s databases for in-depth exploration.
Furthermore, the museum serves as an information hub for Jewish sites in Bologna and the wider region. It acts as a starting point for guided tours of these sites upon request.
Throughout the year, the museum offers a diverse calendar of temporary activities, including seminars, language courses, exhibitions, book presentations, and concerts, providing a vibrant and dynamic cultural program.
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Visiting Jewish Museum of Bologna
Sunday – Monday – Wednesday 10.00 – 18.00 | Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 19.30 | Friday 10.00 – 16.00 | last admission 45 minutes before closing time | closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays