Wednesday 18 March
Up until the fifteenth century, the majority of Jews lived in Islamic lands. These communities developed a rich culture with traditions influenced by their home countries. The political upheavals of the twentieth century led to the displacement of the vast majority of Jews from Arab lands and Iran, with only a tiny fraction remaining. Their story is relatively unknown today.
In this Lunchtime Lecture Curator of Collections, Shannon Biederman, will take you through highlights from the Sydney Jewish Museum’s feature exhibition (opening March 2020) which covers 3,000 years of history that spans 20 countries.
Shannon Biederman is the Curator of Collections at the Sydney Jewish Museum, where she has worked for 14 years.
She has recently curated the exhibition on the Jews from Islamic Lands.