Major Jewish collection to move to UC Berkeley

Via The Associated Press

The University of California, Berkeley will soon be home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Jewish history and culture.

University officials said Monday the 10,000-piece collection will be transferred to UC Berkeley this summer from the Judah L. Magnes Museum, which is in south Berkeley.

The collection of precious music, art, rare books and historical archives will be housed in a newly renovated building in downtown Berkeley starting this fall.

The move and renovation is being paid for by $2.5 million in donations from philanthropists Warren Hellman, Tad Taube and the Koret Foundation.

The Magnes’ Western Jewish History Archives will move into the university’s Bancroft Library.

from Mercury News

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