The Jewish Museum in Prague is a unique European institution, the most comprehensive of its kind: it manages four historic synagogues and a Ceremonial Hall with unique exhibitions, the world-famous Old Jewish Cemetery, its own gallery, several depositories, archives, a library with a multimedia centre and restoration workplaces, as well as an educational and cultural centre. It also represents one of the most attractive points on the cultural map of Central Europe.
A walk through the monuments with beautiful Judaica in the unique area of Prague's Jewish Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, is one of the most impressive experiences the capital of the Czech Republic offers. This is one of the reasons why the Jewish Museum in Prague consistently ranks highest among Czech museum institutions in terms of visitor numbers.
An important part of our work is educational and educational activity, which we develop not only in Prague, but also in Brno since 2006. We cooperate with leading university departments and educational institutions, historians, Jewish scholars, literary scholars, political scientists and educators. On the basis of a decision of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, the Jewish Museum in Prague was included in the system of accredited educational institutions for teachers.
Our specialized Judaic library with 130,000 volumes on the history and culture of Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, the history of the Shoah and World War II, Judaism, Hebrew and the State of Israel is also available to interested professionals and the general public. In addition to other works focused on museology, dictionaries, textbooks and encyclopaedias, the library's study room also contains specialized electronic databases and digitized Jewish periodicals.
In the multimedia centre, which is part of the library, visitors can access, among other things, the museum's phonotheque, audio library and a database of Shoah victims. It is also possible to study transcribed memories of Shoah survivors and, by appointment, to consult the USC Shoah Foundation's online Visual History Archive collection of testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses recorded in 57 countries.