American Jewish Museums: Trends and Issues
Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Ruth R. Seldin
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.91 (1991), pp.71-117.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: History; Informal Education; Jewish Culture; Museums
Coverage: United States
The author looks at the rise of the American Jewish museum. She states that museums devoted to Jewish content have been multiplying rapidly in the United States, becoming a significant feature of the
cultural landscape. While the spotlight of publicity has been focused on the national Holocaust museum rising on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and on similar institutions in New York, Los Angeles, and points in between, these museums are in fact part of a larger phenomenon of Jewish museum growth that has been taking place, largely unheralded, since the end of World War II.