The Jewish Museum of Genoa is the expression of the tradition, history and culture of a community that draws from its past the reasons to move towards the future. Designed by the architect Gianfranco Franchini, the Museum took shape in 2001 after the complete recovery of the Synagogue of Genoa, in the premises that housed the Jewish school during the period of the racial laws. Since 2004 the New Jewish Museum of Genoa has been located in the heart of the city. Visits are by appointment and are generally guided tours. It is currently closed and awaiting restoration.