Lara Michels

Archivist (2008-2012)
Lara Michels

Lara Michels, PhD, an archivist and historian with a special interest in increasing public access to and awareness of archival and library collections, was the Archivist and Librarian at the Judah


For almost fifty years, the Judah L.


A page devoted to the wonderful people, and often skilled professionals, who continue to give their time, patience and expertise to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. 

Gallery Selection
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These pages document the work and the legacy of the community of scholars, museum professionals, and treasure hunters that over the decades worked at the former Judah L.


These pages are devoted to the community of donors, individuals and institutions, that have supported and continue to support The Magnes, its collections and its programs. 


Seymour Fromer (New York City, 1922 - Berkeley, 2009)

The Judah L.


Since its foundation in 1962, the Judah L.


These pages are devoted to the scholars who studied and continue to study the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life from a variety of disciplinary approaches.