Browsing Jewish Studies by Subject "Museum studies"
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- Item"Forging an Identity": The Representation of Women in Jewish Museums(2014) Rabinowitz, Rachel Shayna; Zakim, Eric; Jewish Studies; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)Museums reflect the way a society looks at the past, but upon closer examination this reflection is bidirectional; museums are shaped by our current social norms and culture as much as built on our past. From their inception, museums have refined the public's understanding of the world around them. Through an analysis of six Jewish museums and their portrayal of Jewish women, it will become clear how museums are a reflection of society.