Former Assistant Curator (2017 to 2022)

Shir Gal Kochavi

Shir Gal Kochavi was the Assistant Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life from 2017 to 2022.

Dr. Kochavi holds a PhD in art history from the University of Leeds, UK. She previously worked as a provenance researcher at the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets in Israel, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and the Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center.

Kochavi’s publications include

  • Artis On 7(2018) “Art and Power”, pp. 67-77: The 1951 Diplomatic Gift: The Role of a German Eighteen Century Hanukkah  Lamp in Israeli-American Relations
  • The International Journal of Art and Art History 3(1), pp.83-97: The Value of Objects: A Case Study in Material Culture (2015).]


Shir Kochavi