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Abigail H. Meyer

Abigail H. Meyer

Researcher for Judaica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Abigail is responsible for the stewardship, scholarship and research, acquisitions and expansion of its Judaica collection, and programming to draw greater attention to objects and art relating to Jewish history, cultural heritage, and experience. In a cross-collection dialogue of Jewish visual art, Abigail has designed interdepartmental Judaica-themed tours of ritual objects and material culture at the Met to tell the story of Jewish cultural exchange throughout time and place. Previously the Head of the Department of Ceremonial Objects and Fine Art at the leading boutique auction house specializing in Judaica in NYC for nearly two decades, Abigail continues her work with rare Hebrew books and manuscripts. As a freelance curator, she creates exhibitions for and advises on several Judaica and Jewish art initiatives, crafts museum tours, and lectures on Jewish art history, material culture, and decorative arts. As an independent fine-arts professional, Abigail also consults for museums, universities, research institutions, and private collectors.

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