Staff

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life engages scholars, curators, librarians, archivists, and museum specialists. Follow the links below to learn more about our team. 

Francesco Spagnolo, a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and a Lecturer in the ...
Allyson joins The Magnes after recently completing her Masters degree in Museum Studies at the San Francisco State University. She brings with her significant experience working in museums and ...
Daniel Fisher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. Daniel’s research explores social, historical, and literary questions in the Hebrew Bible and early ...
Erik Nelson joined The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life after working as the Manager for the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley for six years (since 2009). During this time, ...
Gary Handman is currently the Public Services Coordinator at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley.  His most immediate past ...
Julie Franklin has been working in the arts for the last twenty-two years. She was the Director of the California Crafts Museum and the Registrar at the Treasure Island Museum, The Mexican Museum ...
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