Friends Lecture Series in English
The Association of Israeli Friends of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Fridays in English
A stimulating new monthly series of lectures in English given by Museum curators
(including questions and answers)
Interpreting Dreams through Art
The intriguing subject of dreams, as depicted in film, painting, photography, sculpture, dance, performance, and installation, from the Renaissance through contemporary art.
Adina Kamien-Kazhdan, Curator of the Stella Fischbach Department of Modern Art
The Illumined Word
Rare Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, made with exquisite artistry, offer a portrayal of Jewish life in Europe in the Middle Ages. The lecture will trace the fascinating history of the 1331 Nuremberg Mahzor and other important manuscripts in the Museum.
Anna Nizza, Skirball Department of Judaica
The Road to Recovery: The Story of Art Restitution from 1945 to the Present
This topical lecture centers on the looting of art by the Nazis, its rescue by the Allies, the initial post-war restitution to the heirs, and the reopening of claims in recent years.
Shlomit Steinberg, Hans Dichand Curator of European Art and curator of the exhibition Orphaned Art: Looted Art from the Holocaust in the Israel Museum
Money Talks: Deciphering the Language of Coins
Although diminutive in size, coins are important documents that enable us to trace unwritten histories. Deciphering their vocabulary of symbols and inscriptions uncovers a treasure trove of information about the great societies that minted them.
Haim Gitler, Curator of Numismatics
The Unknown World of the Hasidim
A close look at the rich material culture of the various Hasidic groups, as characteristic examples of clothing and daily and ritual objects are analyzed and interpreted according to their religious and historical significance.
Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper, Curator in the Julia and Leo Forchheimer Department of Jewish Ethnography
Place: Shrine of the Book Seminar Room
Time: Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Museum Friends IS 125
Museum Members IS 150
Non-Members IS 200 (includes entrance to the Museum)
To register for the series, please call (02) 670-8815 or 670-8904 or email: [email protected]
Friends and Members IS 35
On sale at box office on day of lecture (includes entrance to the Museum)