Dr Avril Alba (University of Sydney), ‘The Holocaust Memorial Museum: Sacred Secular Space’

Thursday 22 January, 3pm
Sutherland Building Boardroom One
Northumbria University

Dr. Avril Alba teaches and researches in the areas of Holocaust and modern Jewish history. Prior to jointing the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney in 2012, Avril worked as Education Director at the Sydney Jewish Museum where she also curated the permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity. She is currently the lead consulting curator for the redevelopment of the museum’s permanent Holocaust exhibition. Her monograph, The Holocaust Memorial Museum: Sacred Secular Space, will be published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. In this heritage seminar, Avril will be talking about the intersection between her research and curatorial practice.

All welcome. Anyone wishing to attend must RSVP to helen.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

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