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.

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.

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 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.

Sibylle Cazajus-Reichenbach, Zurich – Art historian, lived and worked in Paris for galleries and artists, and from 2014 in Zurich where she worked for Kunsthalle Basel and other institutions. In 2019 to 2022 she researched for a documentary film about the Kunsthaus Zürich. She comes from the Hohenems family Reichenbach.