Bukharan Jews: At the Crossroads of Civilizations
From March 3 to September 3, 2023 our Museum for the first time presents it’s “Bukharan” collection in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
New exhibition “Bukharan Jews: At the Crossroads of Civilizations” is almost exclusively based on exhitis from the Museum of Jewish History in Russia and is a large-scale project, jointly staged by two museums. Our "Bukharan" collection is the result of many expeditions to the communities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Kokand and other cities, where Jews lived side by side with the local population for many centuries. All items were handed over to the museum by their families. The exhibition will also feature pieces from the Russian Museum of Ethnography, the Mardjani Foundation and private collections.
No other ethnographic, Jewish or art museum has ever staged an exhibition of this scale and scope. For the fist time history and culture of the Bukharan Jews is presented as a phenomenon of distinct Jewish identity in the context of the cultures of Central Asia. The exhibition shows household utencils, interior and home decoration, clothing, samples of household textiles, as well as ritual objects and amulets. A historical overview from the time of the Babylonian captivity until the 1990s gives a complete picture of the emergence of the Jewish Central Asian communities, whichbecame known under general title "Bukharan".
The exhibition is curated by Grigory Kazovsky, Boris Khaimovich and designed by Nana Abdrashitova.
All information about the opening hours and the ticket prices can be found under the following link: