About

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 at The Bancroft Library after the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and visitors

 

The Magnes new home in downtown Berkeley accommodates research and teaching, and offers the general public a place to gather for exhibitions, lectures, performances and other events that foster community, learning, and growth.

To learn more about The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life you can use the search functions of this website, or read our Frequently Asked Questions. To visit The Magnes during opening hours, please go to our Visitor Information page.

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Main telephone number: 510.643.2526 General inquiries: visit the FAQs webpage or write to magnes[at]library.berkeley.edu  Collection Research and Access: visit the Research Services ...
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is part of the Bancroft Library at University of Califonia, Berkeley. It operates with the support of the Magnes Museum Foundation and the Friends of ...
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life engages curators, librarians, archivists, and exhibition specialists. Follow the links below to learn more about our team. 
There are many ways to get involved with the Magnes! Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) for UC Berkeley Students URAP is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more ...
The Magnes welcomes inquiries from the press. For articles about collections and exhibitions, and other related inquiries, please contact us.  If you would like to be added to the ...
News about The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Learn about exhibitions, programs and events, collection highlights, and read Confluence, the Magnes newsletter. 
The UC Berkeley Campus has a very vibrant Jewish academic and student life. Ranging from an active student life to rigorous academic programs, UC Berkeley also offers world-class collections and ...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MAGNES  This page is designed to provide quick, clear, basic information about the transfer of the former Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of ...
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