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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

Thank you for the incredible opportunity to continue my work with The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life this summer. The past year I worked on developing an exhibition called Time Capsules and I was very grateful that I was able to work on it through the summer. It is now open and I am excited that the public can now enjoy the exhibition I have been working on for so long. My goal is to work in a museum and this research program has given me a lot of experience with social media for museum collections, working with an exhibition designer, organizing databases and spreadsheets, and developing concepts for new exhibitions. I learned a lot about Jewish life and history.
  • Major: Comparative Literature & History
  • Mentor: Francesco Spagnolo, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life