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New acquisitions

Since its opening in 1998, the mahJ has enriched its collections through numerous donations and an active policy of purchases, sometimes supported by public subscriptions. Discover the most recent acquisitions. 

Récit de la Pâque (Haggadah), Allemagne, 1731, encre sur parchemin

Récit de la Pâque (Haggadah), Allemagne, 1731, encre sur parchemin

Don de la famille Durand

The museum's acquisition policy is a strategic activity for the mahJ's curators: it makes it possible to enhance collections in which the museum already has a reference collection or to fill gaps in order to better cover its vast field of expertise: the cultures of Judaism from Antiquity to the present day, in Europe and throughout the Mediterranean region, in which France plays an essential part.

Acquisitions are classified into four areas: Judaica, historical collections, photographic collections and fine arts.


You wish to propose a work of art to the museum: Contact us via this form

Specify the nature of your proposal, including photographs if possible. The curator will reply as soon as possible.
For your information, the definitive registration of a work in the inalienable inventory of French museums cannot be made before the agreement of a commission of experts convened by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles.

Donors of works

Since 1988, the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme has been able to enrich its collections thanks to generous donations of works by collectors and artists.

A donation of fabric