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Poland: Two new virtual tours of note — the gorgeously decorated synagogue in Łancut and the Jewish Museum in the Old Synagogue in Krakow
Summer is approaching, and thanks to the vaccine rollout, travel restrictions in Europe are, in many places, being eased — at least somewhat. It is clear, though, that virtual tours and online exploration of cultural heritage will continue to play a major role in our “travel” experience. Museums and heritage sites are grappling with how to move forward into the post (or waning) pandemic period with a hybrid on on-site and on-line offers. Last year, early in the pandemic, we posted links to many virtual tours and presentations. Here are two more that have been created and posted online in recent months. Both are in Poland and are particularly detailed, providing extensive information that combine text and visuals, as well as links to external videos.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2021
The COVID vaccine roll-out is raising hopes for eased restrictions on travel and visits to cultural sites. Just in time — United Synagogue, the British orthodox synagogue umbrella, has launched a free new smartphone self-guided walking tour of historic Jewish London. The Jewish of London tour is organized around 15 thematic “stops” in central London and the East End.
Updated: May. 10, 2021
Parallel Traces: New EU-Funded Jewish Heritage Project Aims to Promote Awareness through Digital Art
A new, EU-funded Jewish heritage project, Parallel Traces: A New Lens on Jewish Heritage, aims to encourage awareness of urban Jewish heritage through digital art — photographs, audio and visual presentations, and the like. The project, its web site states, “aims to rediscover traces of Jewish cultural heritage in urban architecture as an integral part of European history and to raise awareness and respect amongst different cultures through different mechanisms.”
Updated: Apr. 03, 2019
If you are interested in Jewish history and heritage in Warsaw, a good place to start is the Jewish Warsaw web site created by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Jewish Warsaw is a richly detailed, multimedia online resource, presenting Warsaw as seen through the history of its Jewish residents, past and present. It is an extremely valuable resource — for visitors as well as for armchair travelers.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2019