In the 2000-2001 academic year, three graduate students from abroad studied at the Center for Jewish Art:
Magda Veselska from the Jewish Museum in Prague was here for a two-semester internship to study the documentation techniques used by the researchers at the Jerusalem Index of Jewish Art. She will utilize them in her work at this historic Jewish museum. The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Rich Foundation for Education, Culture and Welfare generously provided the funds for her work at the Center.
Maros Borsky received his master’s degree in Art History from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 1999 he received his MA in Jewish Civilization from the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University. He was granted a Research Internship at the Center for Jewish Art in preparation for leading a synagogue documentation project in Bratislava. The project began in 2001 and is in progress.
Janez Premk, a graduate student in art history from Slovenia, was at the Hebrew University for one semester to complete his MA thesis on “The Medieval Marpurg (Maribor) Community Seen through Extant Documents.” His concurrent tutorial at the Center for Jewish Art encompassed both architecture and manuscripts. Upon returning to Slovenia, he surveyed what remains of Jewish architecture and in 2002 he joined up with a CJA expedition team working in the region.
Prof. Harmen Thies of the Institut für Baugeschichte at the Technische Universtät Braunschweig shared his approach to architectural history here in Israel as a visiting professor in the Art History Department at the Hebrew University in 2001. Since 1994 he has been involved in a collaborative project with the CJA to document synagogues in Germany.