Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo

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 an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a host for the cultural programs of Italian National Radio (RAI) in Rome. At UC Berkeley, he is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and serves on the Digital Humanities Council

Zoe Lewin

Curatorial Assistant

Zoe Lewin is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, where she studied History of Art and Rhetoric, focusing on photography and public discourse respectively.

Ernest Jolly


Leah Sherwood

Administrative & Events Coordinator
Leah Sherwood

Leah Sherwood is the administrative and events coordinator at The Magnes.

Erik Nelson

Head of Administrative Services
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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).

Julie Franklin

Registrar, Exhibitions Coordinator, and Rights Manager
Julie Franklin

Julie Franklin has been working in the arts for the last twenty-two years.