Professor Shelley Hornstein, Senior Scholar & Professor Emerita of Architectural History and Visual Culture, Department of Visual Art & Art History, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University
Jewish Museums matter: they present a rooted presence and material proof of our existence in what has been all too often an uprooted past. With precious few artifacts, we might ask: is a Jewish Museum a repository for anything Jewish? What role does art play in today’s Jewish Museums? Is a Jewish Museum also a Memorial? This talk will ask what defines a Jewish Museum, what does it look like, who is its audience and how can we imagine Jewish Museums in the future?