About the Registry

The NMAJH Registry of Jewish Americana includes information about artifacts from collections, archives, libraries and museums across the country. Begun in 2005, the NMAJH Registry will initially serve our curatorial staff and exhibition designers by providing them with a wide array of objects and images that will be incorporated into the Museumís core exhibition. With the reopening of the Museum, scheduled for 2010, the NMAJH Registry is intended to become a tool for scholars, students and anyone interested in American Jewish History.

The Museumís goal for the NMAJH Registry is to be the most comprehensive searchable catalogue of objects about the experience of the Jewish people in America and to serve as an important resource for museums, scholars and the public.

The National Museum of American Jewish History was established in 1976 to preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America and has now begun a capital project to erect a landmark new museum on Independence Mall in Philadelphia that will house its exhibitions and programs. From the heart of Americaís most historic square mile, the Museum will continue to pursue its educational mission - to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which all Americans aspire. To learn more about NMAJH and the new museum, please click here.

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