Past Staff

Eva Gurevich

Curatorial Intern (2010-2011) and Programs Coordinator (2011-2012)

Eva Gurevich volunteered as a Curatorial Intern in 2010-2011, and later was the Programs and Events Coordinator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2011-2012, when she oversaw the opening of the new facility, as well as the planning of programs and events, space rentals and volunteer recruiting and  training. Previously, Eva was the Gallery Coordinator at the Contra Costa JCC in Walnut Creek, and is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in Photography.

Alla Efimova

Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)

Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry. She holds a PhD in Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester.

Lara Michels

Archivist (2008-2012)

Lara Michels, PhD, an archivist and historian with a special interest in increasing public access to and awareness of archival and library collections, was the Archivist and Librarian at the Judah L. Magnes Museum since 2008. Her work was instrumental in the transfer of the Western Jewish Americana archives to The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010-11.


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