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Curating the past, Creating the Future

November 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

Included with Museum Admission




Join us for an inside glimpse into the historic initiative underway in Israel Р establishing the National Library of Israel.  Head of collections at the National Library, Dr. Aviad Stollman will lead a presentation and discussion.


Founded in Jerusalem in 1892, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has a distinct dual mandate, serving as the national library for both the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Its vast holdings tell the historical, cultural and intellectual story of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the State of Israel throughout the ages. The National Library has recently embarked upon an ambitious initiative to transform itself into a cutting-edge global center at the forefront of knowledge dissemination and cultural creativity. This transformative renewal process is being driven by the principle of open access and is taking place in the realm of content, with a wide range of cultural, educational, and technological initiatives already under way, as well as in the physical realm, with the construction of a new landmark facility in the heart of Jerusalem adjacent to the Knesset.


Following the lecture light refreshments will be served in accordance with dietary laws. To reserve you space please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.



November 6, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm