Staff

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life engages curators, librarians, archivists, and exhibition specialists. Follow the links below to learn more about our team. 

Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry. She holds a PhD in Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies from the University ...
Francesco Spagnolo, a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and a Lecturer in the ...
Arielle Tonkin is an artist and an educator. She holds a combined B.A. in Conflict Studies and Visual Arts from Boston University, and a 2012 fellowship from Yeshivat Hadar in NYC, studying ...
Britta Kolb, MA, coordinates advertisements, general marketing, inquiries from the public, the University, and provides development and administrative support. Britta also maintains the facility ...
Gary Handman is currently the Public Services Coordinator at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley.  His most immediate past ...
Jamie Henderson will receive her MA/MBA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University Summer 2014. She received her undergraduate degree from SDSU majoring in History with an emphasis in ...
Julie Franklin has been working in the arts for the last twenty-two years. She was the Director of the California Crafts Museum and the Registrar at the Treasure Island Museum, The Mexican Museum ...
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