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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 Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West.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.
Please note that in 2014 our galleries will remain closed during Summer Break from July 1 until August 27. The galleries will re-open on August 28 with 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.