Many Yeshiva University Museum exhibitions offer online opportunities for learning beyond the galleries.
An exceptional collection of manuscripts and printed books on view at the Museum in 2011, A Journey through Jewish Worlds: Highlights of the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books provides an overview of seven centuries of Jewish creativity and artistry, and features beautifully ornamented legal and liturgical manuscripts, decorated marriage contracts and illustrated scrolls of the Book of Esther, many with richly crafted cases made from precious metals or carved wood.
Motivated by his desire to preserve a Jewish heritage devastated by the Holocaust, Max Stern, founder of Hartz Mountain pet products, built a collection of over 400 Judaica items. Many of these objects are now in The Max Stern Collection of Judaica at Yeshiva University Museum.
The history of American fashion - from Gold Rush-era to Hollywood-inspired glamour and the evolution of the American workplace with its careful balance between management and organized labor, were explored in the 2005-2006 exhibition A Perfect Fit : The Garment Industry and American Jewry. Costumes, accessories, industrial equipment, photographs, artwork, archival materials, and audiovisual installations illustrated the impact of the garment industry on American culture and its role in the formation of American Jewish history. A Perfect Fit brought to life the story of how American Jews built an industry stretching from Seventh Avenue to every corner of the nation.
Other YUM exhibitions - past, present and future - are being developed and adapted in online form. Please stay tuned!