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Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

Posted on March 16, 2017

Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA
Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

Today, the American Alliance of Museums issued this statement:

Trump Budget Proposes Billions in Cuts, Including Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA
This morning, the Trump Administration formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. These eliminations are part of a package that the administration projects would cut $54 billion in domestic spending in order to offset an identical increase in defense spending. Although a full budget proposal is not expected from the Administration until May, this document also appears to target museum-related programs at the Department of Education, the Department of State, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


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We Stand in Solidarity

We Stand in Solidarity

Posted on February 1, 2017

We Stand in Solidarity
We Stand in Solidarity

"The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Leviticus 19.34

OJMCHE stands side by side with our Muslim friends and colleagues, in Oregon, in this country, and around the world. We have grave concerns President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from the United States of America. That this order was released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a grotesque insult to the memory of all who perished and to all who survived the Holocaust. Click to continue »Click to continue »

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

Posted on January 11, 2017

The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream
The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And A Big Dream

By 2015, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education had a problem — the good kind of problem: It couldn’t accommodate the crowds that wanted to get into its exhibits and events. So it commissioned a study to see if it could afford a bigger building. Then director Judy Margles learned that the Museum for Contemporary Craft was closing its downtown Portland doors after 79 years. Click to continue »Click to continue »