26 April 2009

New York: Museum of Polish Jewish History, May 6

" Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews: A Work in Progress, " will be presented by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, at Temple Emanu-El, New York City, at 6.30pm, Wednesday, May 6.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, for which ground was broken in June 2007 in Warsaw, is dedicated to preserving the lasting legacy of Jewish life in Poland and of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium.

Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, head of the international core exhibition planning team, will discuss the challenges and methods for creating a narrative for this visionary museum.

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is professor of performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and an affiliated professor of Hebrew and Judaica Studies.

The program is free. Temple Emanu-El is located at 1 East 65th St, New York City.

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