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PopUp Exhibition | Jon Voss on the Power of Digital History

Oct 28, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Future of Memory HistoryPin Screenshot

Jon is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Shift (formerly We Are What We Do) , a non-profit that allows a global community of individuals to share historical documents that matter to them. HistoryPin was created with initial funding support from Google (2011) and consists of a “web platform and a series of local volunteer ­led community projects that together increase local social capital and reduce social isolation”. In this presentation Jon will explore the uses of HistoryPin and other Digital Humanities platforms for cultural institutions such as The Magnes, by capitalizing on HistoryPin’s partnerships with cultural institutions the world over.

About the PopUp Exhibition Series

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm

October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18; December 2, 9

No lecture on November 11th (Veteran’s Day) and November 28th (Thanksgiving).

Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates


Oct 28, 2015
5:00 am - 6:00 am
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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