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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Leah Sherwood is the administrative and events coordinator at The Magnes. She earned a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of arts in English at Boise State University, where she also ...

Zoe Lewin is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, where she studied History of Art and Rhetoric, focusing on photography and public discourse respectively. In her free time Zoe loves to cook and ...

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