The Living Museum provides students at Jewish schools with the tools they need to uncover their family heritage through the heirlooms found in their own homes. Through this engaging project, students come to identify with their past, while learning about how it helped to shape them as individual and as Jews. The program combines a Museum visit, classroom workshops, and independent intergenerational learning. The culminating event is the presentation of a mini-museum curated by students at their own school that highlights their Jewish heritage and community.

The online Living Museum enables teachers and students to upload the images and texts of their class’s Living Museum exhibition to the Internet to create a virtual exhibition that can be viewed the world over.

The Living Museum is made possible by the Mildred and Alvin Caplow Fund of The Leo Rosner Foundation.