Members Learn is an exclusive, members-only two part learning experience featuring classes by acclaimed scholars and museum professionals, object talks, and lunch. This November, Members Learn classes provide a deeper understanding of the history of Auschwitz and curator’s insights on the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition.

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$36 per class

Dates and times below:

Type, Form, Class, and Genre: Artifacts in the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. Exhibition
Thursday, November 7 | 11 AM – 1PM

Exhibition curator and acclaimed Holocaust scholar Robert Jan van Pelt will explore the significance of many artifacts included in Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. and how they differ. Artifacts featured will include those that came with background history versus artifacts whose history was invoked through forensic means, those that directly derive from the Holocaust versus objects that were created for the exhibition, and artifacts that are used historically versus those that are used symbolically. This lecture thoroughly explores many curatorial issues raised in the development of the exhibition and the thought process behind crucial decisions.

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Preservation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 11 AM – 1PM

Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. features hundreds of original objects from Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, including personal items that belonged to survivors and victims of Auschwitz. Join Beata Schulman, Ph.D, the Executive Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, as she explores the preservation process of the personal belongings of the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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