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Zoe Forest

Exhibition Development and Jewish Art

This summer I will help with the final preparations for a new exhibition at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. The exhibition, Time Capsules. The Magnes: 10 Years at UC Berkeley, celebrates 10 years since UC Berkeley acquired the Magnes and will display objects featured in exhibitions from the last 10 years. I will be helping to edit exhibition labels and increase community engagement with the objects. I will also begin helping with plans for an exhibition in Fall 2022 about Jewish and Islamic art.

Message to Sponsor

I am so grateful to continue my work with the Magnes over the summer. I hope to pursue a career in a museum and the Magnes has been a terrific introduction to museum operations and collection research. With the summer stipend, I will continue to gain new museum skills and work in different parts of the museum's operations.
  • Major: Comparative Literature & History
  • Mentor: Francesco Spagnolo, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life