UCLA lecture January 16, on the occasion of the Leve Award
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, February 22, on the occasion of the renovation of this work
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland and Advisor to the Museum’s Director. She is University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University.
She was honored for lifetime achievement by the Foundation for Jewish Culture and received the Yosl Mlotek Prize for Yiddish and Yiddish Culture, honorary doctorates from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and University of Haifa, and the 2015 Marshall Sklare Award for her contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry. She was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for her contribution to POLIN Museum. Most recently she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
She serves on Advisory Boards for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Council of American Jewish Museums, Jewish Museum Vienna, Jewish Museum Berlin, and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, and is an advisor for museum and exhibition projects in Lithuania and Israel. Her publications include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage and They Called Me Mayer July: A Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust.