Research Information

A central mission of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is to conduct research that investigates the performative power of cultural heritage. The rich and diverse holdings of the Magnes are broadly available for viewing, study, and research.

The Magnes provides a number of ways in which scholars, students, and teachers may access resources related to Jewish art, culture, and life.

On-Site Research

Almost all holdings of the Magnes are located at 2121 Allston Way in downtown Berkeley.

The Western Jewish Americana archives are accessible at the Bancroft Library on the main UC Berkeley campus.

For descriptions of the holdings of the Magnes, visit Collections.

For information about accessing these holdings for on-site research, study, or teaching, visit Research Services.

Online Resources

Research Information Form

The Magnes Collection is currently processing the Roman Vishniac Archive. Materials from the archive are not yet available.

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