About us

    The aim of Jewish Museum Trondheim is to preserve, further and impart knowledge of Jewish tradition, culture and history in Mid and Northern Norway.

    Jewish Museum Trondheim is a publicly supported cultural history museum with a focus on the Jewish history of Mid and Northern Norway. The Museum opened on the 12thMay 1997 and was a gift to Trondheim for the 1000th anniversary of the city. The museum’s exhibitions share Jewish history and culture in the northern regions from before, during and after the Second World War.

    Jewish Museum Trondheim is located in the same building as the Jewish Society in Trondheim and Europe’s northernmost synagogue. The museum has around seven co-workers – two permanent employees and five part-time and project-based guides and security staff.

    Through dialogue, fundraising, recording, preservation and dissemination, Jewish Museum Trondheim contributes to managing parts of Norwegian-Jewish cultural heritage. The museum shines a light on themes such as immigration, diversity, identity, integration, antisemitism before and now, and genocide together with the relationship between minority culture and the societal majority. A large number of the museum’s visitors are pupils from primary school and high school as well as students.

    Jewish Museum Trondheim works with other museums on both a local and national level, such as the Museums of Sør-Trøndelag, The Falstad Centre, Jewish Museum Oslo, The Norwegian National Museum of Justice, “The Armoury” Army Museum and The Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities (HL Centre). The museum is a member of the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM).

    Jewish Museum Trondheim is supported by Trondheim municipality, Trøndelag county and the Ministry of Culture.

    The museum’s goals:

    • To share Jewish culture, rites and traditions
    • To share Jewish culture, rites and traditions
    • To tell of how Jewish immigrants integrated and created a place for themselves in society, and with that share knowledge which is transferable to other minority groups.
    • To put a spotlight on racially motivated genocide in general through descriptions from the Holocaust.
    Employees
    Tine Komissar
    Manager
    tine@jodiskmuseum.org
    Telephone: +47 401 69 8 01
    Aurora Jacobsen Evenshaug
    Educator
    formidler@jodiskmuseum.org
    Telephone: +47 401 69 8 01
    Ingrid Bugge Dystland
    Conservator
    ingrid@jodiskmuseum.org
    Telephone: +47 401 69 8 01
    Rune Frøhaug
    Educator
    rune@jodiskmuseum.org
    Telephone: +47 401 69 8 01
    Board
    Merethe Baustad Ranum
    Chair
    Henriette Kahn
    Vice Chair
    Torunn Herje
    Board Member
    Sverre Magnar Nyrønning
    Board Member
    Daniel Johansen
    Board member
    Catherine Kahn
    Deputy Representative