Sunday 10am to 5pm Jewish Museum of Australia
During Open House Melbourne 2017, the Jewish Museum will offer regular tours of the curatorial area, the permanent exhibition ‘Calling Australia Home’, the temporary exhibition ‘The Jews of Greece’ and the St Kilda Synagogue, as well as free access to all the exhibition spaces. Programs accompanying ‘The Jews of Greece’ exhibition will also be on offer throughout the day co-presented with the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture.
The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which explores and celebrates being Jewish in an Australian context. With four permanent galleries and two changing exhibition spaces, the Museum brings to life the diversity of Jewish culture and Australian Jewish life. The museum was established in 1982. In 1992, after 13 years located in the synagogue of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, South Yarra, the inaugural Building Committee purchased an unassuming 1970s office block at 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, with a view to converting it into a museum. Robert Grodski Architects, under the direction of Charles Justin from Synman, Justin, Bialek (SJB) designed the conversion. The result is a stylish, well laid out and equipped, contemporary museum. Filtered light and limited direct sun keeps the temperature stable, and low maintenance gardens keep water use to a minimum.