American Jewish Museums: Trends and Issues

By Ruth R. Seldin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

The author looks at the rise of the American Jewish museum. She states that museums devoted to Jewish content have been multiplying rapidly in the United States, becoming a significant feature of the cultural landscape. While the spotlight of publicity has been focused on the national Holocaust museum rising on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and on similar institutions in New York, Los Angeles, and points in between, these museums are in fact part of a larger phenomenon of Jewish museum growth that has been taking place, largely unheralded, since the end of World War II.

Topic: Museums and Exhibitions, History, Culture, Informal Education

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol.91

Page Number(s): 71-117

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Seldin, Ruth R. American Jewish Museums: Trends and Issues. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991: 71-117. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2102


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