Professor Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz and Chaskel Tydor Curatorial Intern Miriam Entin will give a special curatorial perspective at this event highlighting the new acquisitions processes at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Learn more about museum acquisitions, the curatorial internship program, and Judy and Miriam’s backgrounds and work.

Miriam Entin is a 4th-year PhD student in the archaeology subfield of the anthropology program at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. As part of her graduate fellowship, she also teaches at City College, CUNY. Miriam interned for the Collections & Exhibitions department at the Museum of Jewish Heritage during summers 2021 and 2023, the latter for which she was also named the inaugural Chaskel Tydor Curatorial Intern.

Prof. Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz is the Director of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, the Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Professor in Holocaust Research, the Rabbi Pynchas Brener Professor in Research on the Holocaust of European Jewry, and Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. She is the Consulting Historian and Curator of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.

The Chaskel Tydor Curatorial Internship is awarded to one student twice annually, who should be engaged in scholarship in Holocaust Studies, Jewish History and/or Studies, European History, Museum Studies, or related fields. Interns work closely with the Collections and Exhibitions Department, meet with object donors to welcome new objects into the Collection, and host public programs as part of the Museum’s adult education initiatives to provide insight into the Museum’s curatorial and scholarly work. As the benefactor of the internship, the Museum’s new Consulting Historian and Curator, Professor Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz, will mentor interns participating in the program.