We are excited to welcome the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (IMJ) as a new associate partner in Europeana Fashion. The IMJ is adding some exceptional Jewish dress and jewellery items to the Europeana Fashion portal.
The stories told by these diverse items travel across time and space. Their histories trace them back around the world, from India to Tunis, from New York to Baghdad and from the Middle Ages to today. Together they make up one of the richest collections of Jewish dress and jewellery in the world.
Items in the collection have been gathered over the past five decades from Jewish communities worldwide. They include dresses, suits, wedding outfits, undergarments, and children’s clothing from both secular and religious Jewish culture.
It will be easy to find IMJ’s items in the portal as the museum has also contributed fashion terms in Hebrew. That means you can search the entire portal with Hebrew terms and that you can use search terms specific for Jewish dress.
IMJ’s collection of nearly 500,000 objects has been built over the past 45 years thanks to the generous support and legacy of gifts by its worldwide patrons. It is now the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums.