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's Archive for October, 2010

One Year Ago: Seymour Fromer (1922-2009)

Today marks the first year since the passing of the Magnes Museum founder, Seymour Fromer.  All of us at the Magnes are reaching out to Seymour’s widow, Rebecca Fromer, his daughter Mira Amiras, and their family. The last twelve months brought many changes to the collection Seymour started in 1962. The projects Seymour was so [...]

Judaica Californiana

A month after the move from Judah L. Magnes Museum‘s former home on Russell Street, and the creation of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, our staff is settled in its new quarters and is wasting no time in anticipation of the grand [...]

Dialectical Images: Disseminating Collection Information Across the Digital Jungle

Our online project, the Jewish Digital Narratives is about collection dissemination through an alignment of narrative theory, curatorial practice, and technology. Last week, I participated in an exciting design charrette (a fancy way used by the faculty of University of California at Santa Barbara’s Center for Information Technology & Society to say that they squeeze [...]