Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

  • When: April 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Where: 100 Washington Square, East Hemmerdinger Hall
  • Summary: "Curating Between Hope and Despair: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews" lecture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
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    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.

    Synagogue POLIN_photo credit Magdalena Starowieyska and Darek Golik