All posts tagged Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam

(Forward) History of Dutch Jews’ Role in Slavery Is Bluntly Depicted

My article “History of Dutch Jews’ Role in Slavery Is Bluntly Depicted” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Below is the article lede: “The word ‘slave’ is used in this exhibition,” notes a wall text at “Jews in the Caribbean: Four Centuries of History in Suriname and Curacao” at Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum. “The museum […]

A royal Hanukkah lamp in Amsterdam

A Hanukkah lamp that was recently given to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam may have one of the most compelling provenances of any Jewish ritual object. [Read more on the Jewish Daily Forward‘s Arty Semite blog.]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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