Forget and Remember Exhibition

On view from 4 June to 28 November 2021 in the Jewish Historical Museum: Forget & Remember by the exceptional artist duo Gil & Moti. They developed this exhibition, in which their family histories take central stage, especially for the JHM. Using the stories of Gil’s father and Moti’s mother, the artists explore the relationship between personal, subjective memories and the collective memory. Please note: this exhibition includes an audio tour. Please bring your own headphones or purchase headphones at the museum.

The exhibition
In Forget & Remember the visitor is introduced to the stories of ánd about the protagonists of the exhibition: Gil’s father and Moti’s mother. The exhibition is built around their very different collections: Gil’s father has a collection of everyday objects that he either uses himself or has found on the street. Moti’s mother’s collection consists of paintings by famous Israeli immigrant artists from the 1930-1970s.

Gil & Moti developed a special audio tour for the exhibition that connects the personal side, that of their own Jewish family background and migration history, with contemporary Israeli themes. In this, they experiment with existing presentation methods of historical museums. They’ve also made a series of videos showing intimate video conversations between the artists and their parents.

Eden and the Golden Rule

Put on your VR headset and take a magical trip with Eden to find out what the Golden Rule is all about. A guide to life that has existed for thousands of years and is found in cultures throughout the world: ‘Don’t do anything to other people that you wouldn’t want them to do to you.’ Sounds simple, but is it really that easy to stick to this rule? In a series of unique encounters with the wise teacher Hillel, the Bedouin girl Mahara, a talking wolf and Robbie the Robot you can discover how to treat other people better, and world around you.

Eden and the Golden Rule is a virtual-reality experience for young and old, for everyone willing to see the world through a VR headset.

About the maker: Abner Preis
Eden and the Golden Rule is devised by VR artist and storyteller Abner Preis. In 2019, Abner Preis won a Gouden Leeuw jury prize for the best international media project on Cinekid.

Children’s author Bibi Dumon Tak helped write the text. She has won various prizes with her books, including a Gouden Griffel and Theo Thijssen prize for children’s and young adult literature. For the Children’s Museum, she wrote ‘Mijn huis, jouw huis’, a poetry collection illustrated by Fiep Westendorp.

Establishment of State of Israel Lecture by Dr. Darko Fischer

Professor Darko Fischer, PhD, is one of those Osijek citizens who will always remain in Osijek’s history due to his extraordinary contribution to the science and education, and also to the economy and cultural life of our city. This, very versatile expert and scientist, a retired professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Osijek, as well as of some other faculties of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, was born in Osijek in 1938, where he attended primary and the secondary school. In 1961 he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb, where he also worked as a teaching assistant at the Institute of Electronics for some time. He worked in Radioindustrija Zagreb and Merkur enterprise in Zagreb. He spent one academic year at the University of Birmingham. He received his Master’s degree in the field of semiconductors in 1969 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb. Then he returned to his hometown Osijek and worked as a programmer, system programmer and Data Analysis Department Head in Saponia Osijek (chemical industry) from 1970 until 1979. From 1979 until 1986 he worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek. He taught academic subjects in the field of computer sciences at several other faculties of the University of Osijek. From 1986 he worked at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Osijek as a lecturer, assistant professor and associate professor. He received his Doctor’s degree in the field of algorithms for planar networks at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb in 1996. He published several scientific works and around 20 expert ones. He is the author of several university textbooks and of several programming solutions for commercial use. Although he retired in 2003, he stayed active working as an external associate at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek.
At the same time, all of his life he has been active in other walks of life as well: he was the president of Osijek Jewish Community and is its lifelong honorary president; he is a great connoisseur and is actively engaged in the study of history, culture, tradition and cultural heritage of the Jews in Osijek and Croatia.
He wrote and published Sketches from Diaspora, a book of short stories on the subject of the Jewish Diaspora.