On 16 August 2001, the 14th German Bundestag passed the law on
establishing a "Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation," making the Jewish
Museum Berlin a federal foundation under public law. The goal of the foundation is to research and describe Jewish life in Berlin and
Germany and to create a meeting place. The influence Jewish life in
Germany has in Europe and further afield is another area of interest
to the foundation. The structure and role of the Academic Advisory
Board are among the points stipulated in the Foundation Regulations.