Some Final Q&As from #AskACurator Day

We had a great time participating in this year’s #AskACurator Day on Twitter! On Wednesday, September 17, four members of our Curatorial and Collections teams stepped up to answer questions tagged with the #AskACurator hashtag using our handle @TheJewishMuseum. We were asked everything from what newly acquired collection objects we’re excited about, to how our curators got [...]

What Will YOU Ask? #AskACurator Day 2014

Get ready – on Wednesday, September 17, hundreds of museums around the world are participating in the fifth annual #AskACurator Day on Twitter, and we are looking forward to taking your questions! To participate, be sure to use the hashtag #AskACurator and tag the Jewish Museum by using our handle, @TheJewishMuseum. This year, four members [...]

Sheltering Sky

We’re midway through Sukkot, the harvest holiday that also marks the wanderings of the Jews through the desert after the Exodus. A main ritual of this holiday is the construction of a temporary outdoor shelter open to the sky. Jews eat in this hut for seven days reminding them of the fragility of life and [...]