Museum Policies for Students
Photography & Recording
Many materials in the galleries at The Breman are protected under copyright laws and we have the responsibility to honor those rights. Video and photographs meant for personal use only may be taken without flash in the permanent galleries of the museum; however, photography and video of works on loan and in special exhibitions is not permitted.
Backpacks and Other Large Items
For the safety of the exhibitions and our visitors, umbrellas, backpacks and bags larger than about 8 x 10 x 12 inches must be left in the lobby. Smaller bags must be carried on one shoulder or handheld. The Breman is not responsible for these items.
Please be considerate when using cell phones. Please lower or silence the ringer and step into the lobby to make or answer a call. Cell phone use is prohibited inside the galleries.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted inside the museum. Please do not bring outside food or drinks into the building. Chewing gum is not permitted in the galleries of the museum.
Taking notes is welcome, but with pencil only please (no pens or markers).
Protecting the Materials on Exhibit
Please do not touch or lean on any item on display, or on the display cases. We ask for your cooperation in protecting our materials and those borrowed from other venues.
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It is emotionally difficult for the Speakers to talk about their painful memories. Many of them could not talk about their, or their parents’, Holocaust experiences for many years. But a Holocaust Speaker will share his or her story with you during your visit to the Breman Museum.
It is for you, the next generation and the future, that they are willing to remember and are determined to tell what they, or their parents, witnessed during the period of the Holocaust.
Be respectful of the Docents (guides) and Speakers. Being respectful means behaving well and paying attention to Docents and Speakers.
Remember that your Speaker may have a heavy accent, so listen carefully to his or her important message.
Explore the museum with your eyes, not your hands.
Move quietly through the museum so that everyone has an opportunity to hear the Docent and view the exhibit.
Ask questions. Your participation, understanding and interest are important to us.
Never forget! Your vigilance is needed to help prevent prejudice, discrimination and injustice.
A Volunteer Museum Educator (docent) giving a tour of the Holocaust gallery.
To hear a witness is to become a witness oneself. —Elie Wiesel