Monday, April 3, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time
This lecture on caring for Judaica in museum collections will provide cultural background and practical advice for collection care professionals in small and medium institutions, regardless of their collection care or Judaica background. This lecture will highlight;
the challenges of preserving these culturally significant objects while balancing the need for access,
importance of understanding the materials and techniques used to create Judaica objects,
the need to monitor environmental conditions,
and use appropriate handling, display, and treatment techniques.
Specific considerations for different types of Judaica objects will be discussed, such as Torah scrolls, prayer books, and delicate fabrics. The lecture will also touch on the cultural significance of these objects and the importance of respecting this significance in their care and display. Finally, the importance of seeking out resources and expertise in preventive conservation and Judaica care is emphasized for small or mid-sized institutions with limited resources.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.