Frankel Center Lecture – Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

“Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews”

Facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes on the site of the Warsaw ghetto and prewar Jewish neighbourhood, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews completes the memorial complex. At the monument, we honour those who died by remembering how they died. At the museum, we honour them – and those who came before and after – by remembering how they lived. Since POLIN Museum opened the building in April 2013, almost a million visitors have passed through its doors. This lecture explores the creation of POLIN Museum and its multimedia narrative exhibition, a journey of a thousand years, and its potential to be an agent of transformation that can move an entire society forward.

U of M, Museum of Art
Stern Auditorium
525 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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      01.13.2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM