Jewish Museum of Venice
The Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its kind for its own specificity.
The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.
The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. The museum furthermore offers a wide selection of ancient books and manuscripts and some objects used in the most important moments of the cycle of civil and religious life.
The museum is built in two areas, the first one devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to objects used for liturgy, the latter- planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews through images and objects.
The Ghetto can be visited with guided tours at set times in Italian (10.30; 11.30; 12.30; 13.30; 14.30; 15.30) and in English (11.00; 12.00; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00) hourly from Sunday to Friday (on Friday alone the last tour in Italian isat 14.30 and the last tour in English at 14.00), educational tours for schools, exclusive private tours of the twosynagogues, the Levantine Shul and the Spanish Shul, the Cohanim midrash (a study centre founded by the Cohen family in the 1580s) and tours of the old Jewish cemetery.
- The Great German Schola
- The Canton Schola
- The Italian Schola
- The Levantine Schola
- The Spanish Schola
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