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Behind the Scenes of the Judaica Collection at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Mon Jun 14 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Event Details
Join the MFA’s Judaica curator for an insider’s view of the collection and a conversation on curating global Jewish experiences.

Note: This is a 60-minute course running on Monday, 6/14/2021, @ 10am-11am PDT. Upon completed registration, your Zoom invitation will be emailed to you 7 days prior to the start time.

Home to one of the largest and finest encyclopedic collections in the world, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has recently embarked on expanding its Judaica holdings.

A generous 2013 gift of ritual items, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and works on paper has sparked an active acquisition process of works related to Jewish experience, history and culture across time, geography and media.

Join Simona Di Nepi, Charles and Lynn Schusterman, Curator of Judaica, for a fascinating look at the stories behind the collection.

Sponsored by the Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts.

Instructor: Simona Di Nepi

Simona Di Nepi is Curator of Judaica at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she is responsible for building the collection of Jewish Art. Originally from Rome, before moving to the United States, Simona studied and worked in London and Tel Aviv for 25 years. In London, she filled curatorial roles—in both decorative arts and Old Masters—at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts; in Israel, she worked as curator at Beit Hatfutsot: the Museum of the Jewish People, and as Adjunct Professor in Italian Renaissance art at IDC Herzelyia.