Welcome to The Magnes!

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 Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West.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

You can use this website to Magnes Facadeget information about how to visit our facility to view our exhibitions and conduct research, find out about our programs, or take a look at our calendar.

You may also want to learn about our collections and their locations on the UC Berkeley Campus, search our online database, or visit us online with our digital programs.

You can always contact us by phone, email, and on the web. Please make sure to click the button below and stay in touch via Facebook and other social media

Please note that during Winter Break, our galleries will remain closed to the public from December 23, 2014, until January 26, 2015. The galleries will re-open on January 27 with continuing and new exhibitions.

During this time, The Magnes remains open to researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. For further information about collection access, refer to the Collection Services Page

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