Thursday, October 15, 2009

Announcement: JGS of NY


The annual JGS of NY Membership Brunch will take place on:
Sunday November 15, 2009

Schedule 
11:00 AM - Brunch (reservations required)
12:30 PM - Program with exhibit tour to follow (open to JGS members)

Benefits
  • Get together with old and new friends
  • Catered Kosher dairy buffet
  • Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members 

Registration Information 
Email Avrum Geller by clicking here. 

Guest Speaker 
Karen Franklin 

Topic 
Creating the Morgenthau Exhibition: a Family Historian confronts the Twentieth Century 

About the Topic 
Karen Franklin, will present the topic, coordinate and lead tours of the just-opened exhibition for our members after the presentation. She will describe how a simple genealogy request resulted in her participation in an exciting reinterpretation of the family's role in public service and service to the Jewish community. Karen uncovered fascinating personal stories and documents through two years of research in dozens of archives, libraries and private collections. These discoveries, many of which will not be found in the exhibition-- will be described in this talk. Members will be able to tour recent Museum exhibitions after the presentation. 

About Karen Franklin 
Karen Franklin, a JGS member, is currently a guest curator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. A co-chair of the Board of Governors of JewishGen, she is a past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and a past chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums. Mrs. Franklin serves on the board of ICOM-US (International Council of Museums), and the International Committee of Memorial Museums of ICOM. She is also a juror for the Obermayer German Jewish History Award.

Karen was the only director of a Jewish museum ever to be elected to the board of the American Association of Museums. A researcher on looted art, she has worked on cases for the Origins Unknown Agency in the Netherlands, the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and the U. S. Treasury Department. In June she spoke at the Holocaust Looted Assets Conference in Prague as a member of the Judaica and Jewish Cultural Property Working Committee.



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