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PopUp Exhibition | The Inadvertent Archivist. Gary Handman’s Report From the Magnes Community Archives

Mar 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Gary Handman, Archivist and Public Services Coordinator at The Magnes Collection, is the former Director of the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library, University of California Berkeley, one of the largest and most respected video collections in a U.S. academic library. Gary has taught, spoken and published widely on topics related to media librarianship, visual literacy, and cultural studies. He is a founding member of the American Library Association Video Round Table, and currently serves as consultant and advisor for a number of national film and video festivals and organizations. In 2010 he received the UC Berkeley Library’s Distinguished Librarian Award for his career contributions to the campus and the field of librarianship. His presentation will focus on the communal patterns of collecting and of cultural activism that characterize the formation of the Global Diaspora Archives of The Magnes.

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


February 10, 17, 24; March 2, 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

No lectures on March 23rd (Spring Recess) and May 4 (Yom Ha-Shoah)

Check The Magnes calendar and our Facebook page for updates


Mar 30, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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