Erik Nelson

Head of Administrative Services

Erik Nelson joined The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2014, after working as the Manager for the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley for six years (since 2009), where he also managed the Doctoral Program in Jewish Studies.

Along with a stellar reputation and an excellent record as administrator at Cal, Erik brings to The Magnes a background in the arts that includes managing the Departments of Film, Photography, New Genres and Design/Technology at the San Francisco Art Institute for over ten years, as well as holding a BFA in Photography from the same institution.