In the early years of the Musée d'Art Juif the exhibits mainly
consisted of European religious objects, but then Marie Chabchay, the museum's first
curator, embarked on building up a collection of graphic works by Russian and German
Jewish artists. Works then followed this from artists at the Paris school and
various other items that were donated to the museum.
The original museum was situated in the Montmartre area of Paris, but the successor to this museum is the Musée
d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, which is now housed within a mansion called the Hotel de
The other main part of the collection comes from the Musée national du Moyen Âge and this
amalgamation of the exhibits from the different museums is now situated in the heart of
the Marais area in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, France.
The new site of the museum was officially opened in 1998 and includes collections and
exhibits ranging from sculpture, photography, textiles, jewellery and much more.
To find out more about this fantastic museum, you would need to go to the page dedicated
to the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
where you will find details on the opening times and other interesting facts.