The Academic Board
The academic board supports the museum with expertise and strategic advice.

The academic advisory board of the Jewish Museum of Hohenems currently consists of 9 members who gained local and/or international reputation through their professional qualification in the areas of judaistic, museology, Jewish museums or political-cultural education.

Tasks
To advise the management in regard to programming and general activities of the museum. To advise the management board in regard to strategies of the museum which are to be developed
The scientific advisory board is responsible for the active integration of the museum into international and professional networks and ensures compliance with the statutes of the ICOM  and its code of professional ethics.

Members
Dr. Werner Dreier, Bregenz – Historian, teacher, numerous publications about contemporary history, anti-Semitism, national socialism; member of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research; Since 2002, structuring and management of the project ‘Nationalsozialismus und Holocaust: Gedächtnis und Gegenwart’ (‘National Socialism and the Holocaust: Memory and Present’), BMBWK information project for teachers in Austrian schools (with Peter Niedermeier).

Dr. Ron Epstein-Mil, Zurich – Independent architect in Zurich and researcher in the field of Swiss Jewish history. In 2008, he published his doctoral thesis Die Synagogen der Schweiz, Bauten zwischen Emanzipation, Assimilation und Akkulturation (The Synagogues of Switzerland. Buildings between Emancipation Assimilation, and Acculturation). Ron Epstein-Mil is also a member of the Zurich synagogue choir.

Dr. Gottfried Fliedl, Graz – Art historian and museologist. He has taught at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and set up the Museumsakademie Joanneum in Graz, which he headed until 2010. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on museology and does consultancy work. His blog “museologien” provides ongoing critical insights into the development of museums and exhibitions.

Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Vienna – Judaist, art historian, till 2011 chief curator of the Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna, since 2012 forming xhibit.at in cooperation with Michaela Feurstein-Prasser, has a chair for Jewish art at the Higher School of Jewish Studies, Heidelberg, main focus of work: cultural historical and religious historical exhibition concepts; numerous publications on Jewish topics and exhibitions.

Cilly Kugelmann, Berlin – Program director and vice director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. She is a longtime co-publisher of the magazine Babylon. From 1987 until 2000, she worked at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. She is the author of numerous publications on the Jewish present and on Jewish contemporary history as well as on Jewish museology.

Dr. Tamar Lewinsky, Basel/Zurich – Historian at the Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Basel. Between 2007 and 2009, she worked as project coordinator for “History of the Jews in Germany after 1945” at the University of Munich. She wrote her doctoral thesis on Displaced Persons-writers in postwar Germany. Besides teaching and conducting research in the area of Jewish history, she is also a university lecturer in Yiddish.

Peter Reichenbach, Zurich – film producer and director, co-owner of C-FILMS AG (Zurich), member of the International Academy of Television Arts&Sciences.

Dr. Emile Schrijver, Amsterdam – Judaist, book scientist, curator of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, University Library of Amsterdam till 2016; since 2016 director of the Jewish Museum Amsterdam. Specialist for Hebrew manuscripts of the 18th century and for history of Hebrew letterpress printing. Numerous publications and international exhibitions on Jewish culture and book art.