Wednesday 13 November
Shortly, a shipment of artefacts on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum will arrive at the Sydney Jewish Museum, to be installed in the Holocaust exhibition. These historic objects are sourced directly from the site of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland. These items were found amongst the piles of personal artefacts on the site after the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945.
In this lecture, the Museum’s Head Curator Roslyn Sugarman will talk about the significance of including these artefacts in the permanent Holocaust exhibition.
Roslyn Sugarman joined the Sydney Jewish Museum in 2005 to curate an exhibition for the 60th anniversary of liberation from the Nazi concentration camps. Since then, Roslyn has been responsible for the collection and multiple temporary exhibitions. She was awarded a Museums & Galleries NSW Fellowship to Yad Vashem in 2014 to study delivery of information for the Sydney Jewish Museum’s renovation, and an EHRI Fellowship at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017 to advance the science of proactive collection management. In 2017 the SJM opened its new permanent Holocaust exhibition, marking the first major redevelopment of the Holocaust displays since 1992. Roslyn was a core member of the curatorial and design team.