Research at The Magnes
Doing Research at The Magnes
The rich and diverse holdings of The Magnes are broadly available for viewing, study, and research.
The Magnes Collection is currently processing the Roman Vishniac Archive. It is not available for reasearch at this time.
Almost all holdings are located in house at The Magnes. The Western Jewish Americana archives are accessible at The Bancroft Library on the main UC Berkeley campus.
The Magnes has multiple online tools including archived exhibitions, images from the holdings, and historical programs.
Information on how to ask reference questions, access the Helzel Collection Study Room, and obtain permissions to reproduce images of the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.
- Ask Reference Questions
- Collection Access
- Research Hours
- Plan Your Visit
- Permission to Use Magnes Images
The Magnes Online Database
Online access to collection catalog records and digital images is available through an integrated archives, library, museum database.
Jewish Digital Narratives
From the Dusty Archives
A wide selection of digitized items from The Magnes’s Western Jewish Americana and Global Jewish Diaspora archival holdings.
The History of The Magnes
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