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Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

January 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Title:  Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Presenter:  Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita  of Performance Studies, New York University)

Date:  Wednesday, January 13

Time:  5:30 pm

Location:  University of Michigan Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium

Facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes on the site of the Warsaw ghetto and prewar Jewish neighborhood, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews completes the memorial complex.  At the monument, we honor those who died by remembering how they died.  At the museum, we honor them – and those who came before and after – by remembering how they lived.  Since POLIN Museum opened in April 2013, almost a million visitors have passed through its doors.  This lecture explores the creation of the museum and its multimedia narrative exhibition, a journey of a thousand years, and its potential to be an agent of transformation that can move an entire society forward.

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January 13, 2016
5:30 pm
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