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Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)
Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry.
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.
Judaica Curator (Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2004-2009)
Elayne Grossbard received a Master’s degree in Art History and Certificate in Conservation from the N.Y.U.
Curator of Film, Photography, Digital Art and Music (Judah L. Magnes Museum)
Bill Chayes began his career in film production, exhibition design and education by working with classic film documentarians Richard Leacock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and J
Curator of Jewish Art (Judah L. Magnes Museum)
Trustee, Donor, and Curator of Jewish Art (Judah L. Magnes Museum)
Chief Archivist (Western Jewish History Center)
Ruth Kelson Rafael was born on October 28, 1929. She received an MLS from University of California, Berkeley, in 1967, and an MA from San Francisco State University in 1952.
Judaica Curator (Judah. L. Magnes Museum)
Born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in the 1930's, Ruth Eis (née Levy), was the founding Curator of Judaica at the Judah L. Magnes Museum (1962).
Judaica Curator (Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1996-2001)