Alla Efimova

Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)
Alla Efimova
Alla Efimova, Director

Alla Efimova, PhD, a curator and art historian with a PhD in Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester, was Chief Curator (2004-2008) and Interim Director (2008-2010) of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, as well as Director of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2010-2014).

A former lecturer at the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Art History, Alla contributed several essays to art history and film journals, museum catalogs, and edited volumes. Before coming to the Judah L. Magnes Museum, Alla was Associate Curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, where she brought interdisciplinary, culturally comparative perspective to exhibitions ranging in themes from 18th-century decorative arts to contemporary media and photography.  

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