Judah L. Magnes Museum Moving to the University of California at Berkeley

The Judah L. Magnes Museum has announced it is moving from it’s present location to a new facility near UC Berkeley Campus.

The collections of the Magnes, including the archives of the Western Jewish History Center, are now closed to researchers. Reference and other collection services will resume in 2011, once the Magnes completes th move to the new facility. The 10,000-piece collection, including music, art, rare books and historical archives.

The museum’s name will change to the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library.

The Magnes is a museum of art and history focused on the Jewish experience. The Museum demonstrates a commitment to both tradition and experimentation through a wide-ranging collection, original exhibitions, provocative programs, and research facilities, including the largest history center relating to the Jews in the American West. The Magnes is a place of discovery for Jews and the community at large, and contributes to international scholarship and culture.


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