MahJ's publications accompany and enriche the major events in the museum programme with exhibition catalogues and albums, conferences proceedings and books on aspects of the permanent collection.
Founded as a state-approved non-profit organisation, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ) opened in 1998 with the support of the City of Paris and the State.
Discover Jewish cultures through activities for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
The auditorium’s music, literature, theatre and film programme highlights the wealth and diversity of Jewish culture.
20,000 books and more than 3,000 audio-visual documents can be freely consulted in the mahJ’s library, an unparalleled source of information on the art and cultures of Judaism.
The library has its own opening hours: see more on library's opening hours
During the lockdown, the researchers have access on appointment: please write to email@example.com.
Reference bookshop on the cultures of Judaism with nearly 6,000 titles, it offers a bibliographic choice around the activities of the mahJ which allows visitors to deepen their knowledge in various fields such as art, history, literature, comics or children's literature.
Heir to the Musée d’Art juif de Paris, the mahJ project was launched in 1985, following the exhibition of the Isaac Strauss Collection at the Grand Palais.
The aim of the Fondation Pro mahJ is to support the museum’s activities, particularly its exhibition and publishing programmes and the enrichment of the collection.
Acquired by the City of Paris in 1962 as part of a plan to preserve the Marais quarter, the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, built by Pierre Le Muet (1591-1669), is one of the jewels of 17th-century Parisian architecture.