Over the past six months the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education has been working with Bryan Potter Design on the design of a new website. This week they launched ojmche.org, which highlights ways that the museum has pivoted to become “virtually vibrant.” (Including this online interview with Henk Pander, pictured).
The museum has joined with other cultural organizations across the country to offer a range of experiences online. OJMCHE’s partnership with the Jewish History Museum & Holocaust Center and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust kicked off last week with a conversation between Bruce Guenther, OJMCHE adjunct curator of special exhibitions, and artist Henk Pender; it continues through June 10. One of the positive notes with the online events is that they are recorded for viewing at any time at ojmche.org/calendar/recorded-events.
“Some of you remember when we were a ‘museum without walls,’ a time when we lacked a physical location and connected with our community through programming in other spaces,” says OJMCHE Director Judy Margles. “As we launch a new website, which further expands our ability to deliver content, I think back to those crucial days in the 1990s when we likewise refreshed approaches to deliver our programs in creative and informative ways.”
She invites visitors to explore how Collections and Archives come alive and how the Education team delivers remote learning resources. The calendar details events that Zoom into your living room. New this week, we now provide you the opportunity to shop online at the Museum Shop!
“While we look forward to the day when we can welcome you back through our physical doors, for the moment we are proud and grateful for the ways to stay actively in touch with you,” says Judy.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
(Details and registration for events is available at ojmche.org/calendar).
May 28, Noon: Coffee and Conversation in OJMCHE’s Archives
June 4, Noon: A Conversation with Student Educators
June 10, Noon: Antisemitism Before and After COVID with Michael Berenbaum and Steve Wasserstrom
June 14, 11 am: We Are Here (Mir Zaynen Do): A Celebration of Resistance and Resilience on the 77th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
June 15, Noon: OJMCHE’s Annual Membership Meeting