The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is a unit of the University of Califonia, Berkeley. It operates with the support of the Magnes Museum Foundation and the Friends of the Magnes.
George W. Breslauer recently retired from his positions as Professor of Political Science, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, at UC Berkeley, where he had taught since 1971. George is the author or editor of 12 books on the USSR and Russia, and has served continuously as Editor of the scholarly journal, Post-Soviet Affairs, since 1992. In 1997, he was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award of the Social Sciences Division of UC Berkeley.
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life has partnered with the Jewish Studies Program at UC Berkeley to provide extensive research opportunities to students and faculty. Our ongoing partnership includes collaboration on research, co-sponsoring programs and events, as well as providing support to students in terms of an annual fellowship and other opportunities.
The Magnes Museum Foundation is a Supporting Organization of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the Jewish Community Foundation. Its primary purpose is to perpetuate the legacy of the Judah L. Magnes Museum by supporting the programs and operations of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley.