CURATING BETWEEN HOPE AND DESPAIR: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

April 7, 6pm: “Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews” lecture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Center for Media, Culture and History

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

ANNETTE B. WEINER MEMORIAL LECTURE

THURSDAY / APRIL 7 / 6-8PM
100 Washington Square East
Hemmerdinger Hall

CURATING BETWEEN HOPE AND DESPAIR: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Lecture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum)

Are Jewish museums in Europe today Holocaust museums by another name? Is it possible to recover a thousand-year history of Jewish life in the very places where millions of Jews perished? This is the challenge for Jewish museums in Europe today. This talk will explore these questions through the unique perspective of the newest of them, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which opened its multimedia narrative exhibition a journey of a thousand years, in October 2014.