Alla Efimova

Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)

Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry.

Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo

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 an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a host for the cultural programs of Italian National Radio (RAI) in Rome. At UC Berkeley, he is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and serves on the Digital Humanities Council

Norman Coliver (1918-2016)

Trustee of the Judah L. Magnes Museum
Norman Coliver

Norman Coliver was born in Baltimore in 1918 and died in San Francisco in 2016.

Zach Bleemer, Graduate Research Assistant (2016)


Zach Bleemer is a data scientist and microeconomist studying aesthetics and young person decision-making at UC Berkeley,

Alan Elbaum, Graduate Research Assistant (2016)

Alan is a first-year medical student at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.

Lily Greenberg Call, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2016)

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Lily Greenberg Call is a first year student and intended political science major.

Aiko Aleena Gonzalez, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2016)


Clayton Hale, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2016)


Clayton Hale is a third year transfer at UC Berkeley from Sacramento, California, majoring in history with a concentration on American History.

Sarah Klein, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015-2016)

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Sarah Klein is an Undergraduate Research Apprentice at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.

Agnes Shin, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Agnes is a third year at UC Berkeley majoring in history with a field of concentration in 20th century gender history.