Francesco Spagnolo is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. He is also an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music and the Center for Jewish Studies, and is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Institute for European Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute.
His publications include
- Italian Jewish Musical Traditions (Rome-Jerusalem, 2001)
- The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture (New York, 2014)
Spagnolo hosts cultural programs for Italian National Radio (RAI) in Rome, and is a Scholar-in-Residence with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco.