David Altshuler (curator)

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David Altshuler is an American scholar and museum director.

Career[edit]

Altshuler was the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies at George Washington University.[1]

He was the founding director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, a position he held from 1984 until December 1999, when he left to become president of the Trust for Jewish Philanthropy.[2]

He was a curator of the exhibition, The Precious Legacy, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in 1983.[1]

Books[edit]

  • The Jews of Washington, D.C.: a communal history anthology, editor. Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, Rossel Books, c1985.[3]
  • The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collection, editor. Exhibit catalogue. (Simon & Schuster, 1983).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lewis, Jo Ann (13 November 1983). "Legacy of a Lost World". Washington Post. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ "After 13 Years of Uncertainty, Holocaust Museum to Rise in New York". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 24 August 1994. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
    - Blumenthal, Robert (8 December 2000). "Museum of Jewish Heritage Names New Director". New York Times. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. ^ DeBonis, Mike (30 September 2014). "The 50 'essential' Washington history books: The D.C. Public Library's Washingtoniana Division has released a list of the best books on city history". Washington Post.