Museum recruits top curator

London's Jewish Museum has recruited an Israeli expert as its new curator for Judaica.

Sarah Harel Hoshen has been working for the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv, where her roles have included acting chief curator and director of changing exhibitions. She has also served the Israel Museum and the Jerusalem City Museum. She will succeed Jennifer Marin, who is retiring after 20 years.

The new curator will have responsibility for a Judaica collection awarded designated status for its outstanding national importance. She will also play a key role in developing a wide-ranging programme of special exhibitions for the museum, scheduled to reopen in Camden Town next summer.

Museum director Rickie Burman said: "Sarah is a respected figure among Jewish museums internationally. Her expertise and extensive work experience make her a great addition and she provides a fresh, dynamic perspective on our exhibitions and programming."

Ms Hoshen is relishing the challenge, "especially at a time of major growth and development for the museum".

 

    Last updated: 4:38pm, October 13 2009