Video

Video galleries documenting the history of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the exhibitions and programs of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Jerusalem in 360 degrees

An electronic music and video project at 104 arts center in Paris within the framework of the Future en Seine Festival, Paris

Construction of the new home of the Magnes (in downtown Berkeley) is almost complete! Watch this video to see the finished facade, the lobby, seminar rooms, collection storage and display areas, the auditorium, the gallery, the collection study room, and some behind the scenes (collection processing, offices, etc.).

The gift of the collection to the University of California, Berkeley and the establishment of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library, is enhanced by the development of a new facility, located in downton Berkeley at 2121 Allston Way, near the UC Berkeley Campus and public transportation. 

A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to attain a far higher rank, that of one of the most important historical works created in the late twentieth century.A sensation when it was released twenty-five years ago, Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah has long since passed from “mere” documentary (though it is praised as one of the greatest ever made) to attain a far higher rank, that of one of the most important historical works created in the la

The gift of the collection to the University of California, Berkeley and the establishment of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at The Bancroft Library, is enhanced by the development of a new facility, located in downton Berkeley at 2121 Allston Way, near the UC Berkeley Campus and public transportation.

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage.