Friday, April 11th – Visit to the Ghetto and Jewish Museum
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.
This activity is integral part of the course “History of Venice” , Professor Luca Pes.
For all other students and professors who would like to join, please let us know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, April 9, 3pm. For the latter cost of the visit is 8 euros.
Meeting Point: 10 am in Campo del Ghetto, in front of the Jewish Museum.