We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."
Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).
from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.
In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.
The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.
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