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 on regional contemporary history, anti-Semitism, National Socialism; 2002-2021 member of the Austrian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA; founding director and until 2021 head of _erinnern.at_, the Austrian Holocaust Education Institute. Photo: Katharina Müller

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, focus of work: cultural historical and religious historical exhibition concepts; numerous publications on Jewish topics and exhibitions. Photo: Ingrid Sontacchi

PD Dr. Martha Keil, Vienna
historian and Judaist, is scientific director of the Institute for Jewish History of Austria in St. Pölten and the Former Synagogue St. Pölten. She is one of the authors of the standard work History of the Jews in Austria, Vienna 2006. Photo: Arman Kalteis, NÖN


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. Photo: Yves Sucksdorf

Sibylle Cazajus-Reichenbach, Zurich
Art historian, lived and worked in Paris for galleries and artists, and from 2015 back in Switzerland where she worked for Kunsthalle Basel and other institutions. In 2019 to 2022 she researched for a documentary film about the Kunsthaus Zürich. She is currently working on a new script.


Cover photo from left to right: Martha Keil, Cilly Kugelmann, Gottfried Fliedl, Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Sibylle Cazajus-Reichenbach, Ron Epstein-Mil. Werner Dreier is missing from the cover photo.