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.
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.
Paula S. Fass, a social and cultural historian, is the Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita. A member of the Berkeley faculty for 36 years, she specializes in the history of children, family, education, and immigration. Educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, she is a past President of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and was awarded an honorary degree from Linköping University in Sweden.
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.