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Keynote Speaker: Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Lecture

Chief Curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw; Professor, New York University

Hi-resMarta Kusmier


Collect, Interpret, Present: From Judaica to Holocaust Avatars

Jewish things are ubiquitous. They can be found in homes and synagogues, museums and souvenir shops, warehouses and auction houses, studios and factories, flea markets and yard sales. They may be “Jewish” by birth or by conversion. They may be possessed or dispossessed. They may survive catastrophe or only in memory. This talk will explore the life of Jewish things in the world and in the museum, as material or digital objects, sites of loving memory or anxiety, as art or artifact, and, above all, as a prism that refracts Jewish experience.


Visit the NCMA web site for additional information on the annual Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Lecture.


This event is free but pre-registration tickets are required. This event is expected to sell out.

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