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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) located in the Great Synagogue in Amsterdam is perhaps a leading international example of how a religious building may be sensitively adapted for museum purposes. Here, artifacts, multimedia presentations and exhibits are sensitively placed in a historic built environment.

View from inside of the temple showing museum cases and artifacts on display.

Video projection inside of the sanctuary, helps to bring artifacts on display to life.

A glass canopy surrounds the structure facilitating easy and forming a connection to adjoining buildings with meeting rooms, guest and visitor spaces, a gallery, etc.