The Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah - MEIS (National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah) was founded with Italian Law 91 of 17 April 2003, amended by Law 296 of 27 December 2006, to “bear witness to the events that have characterized the two thousand years of Jewish presence in Italy”.
This decision recognizes, and enhances, the exceptional continuity of the rich, uninterrupted — but not widely known — path travelled by the Jews, their traditions making a fundamental contribution to the history and fabric of the nation; a cultural contribution wrought between periods of calmer coexistence and fruitful interaction and other tragic times of persecution and banishment, culminating in the tragedy of the Shoah.
In recounting the life experience of a consolidated minority, MEIS serves, above all, as a place of meeting and sharing. Open to all, it is a laboratory of ideas and reflections to stimulate the debate on Judaism, its future in Italy and on the value of dialogue between cultures.
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President: Dario Disegni
Board of Directors: Gloria Arbib, Massimo Mezzetti, Giovanni Franco Pernisa, Daniele Ravenna
Director: Simonetta Della Seta
Scientific Committee: Donatella Calabi, Enzo Campelli, Luciano Caro, Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Manuela Consonni, Roberto Della Rocca, Alain Elkann, Aldo Grasso, Gadi Luzzatto Voghera, Saul Meghnagi, Alberto Melloni, Paolo Mieli, Mauro Perani, Michele Sarfatti, Amedeo Spagnoletto
Board of Auditors: Fabio Giuliani (Chairman), Riccardo Bauer, Greta Cestari
Cultural projects: Sharon Reichel
Exhibit Preparation: Giulia Gallerani
Press office: Rachel Silvera
Administrative office: Nicola Novelli
Organizational secretariat: Donatella Buonfrate, Alessandra Roncarati