"Forging an Identity": The Representation of Women in Jewish Museums
Rabinowitz, Rachel Shayna
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.