Israel Museum Hires Noam Gal as its New Photography Curator

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The Israel Museum in Jerusalem announced on Tuesday that it has found a replacement for its photography curator of 38 years, Nissan Perez, who retired last month. Dr. Noam Gal, currently an instructor at the Ben Gurion University and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a leader of the Photolexic Research Group at Tel Aviv University, will take over as photography curator on September 1.

Beyond his academic work, Goal has collaborated with Tel Aviv’s Shpilman Institute of Photography to create new photography-based teaching platforms. During his time at Yale, where he earned his doctorate in 2012, he organized “Images of Displacement,” a series of exhibitions and discussions on the subject war photography at New Haven’s Joseph Slifka Center.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photo by Tim Hursley. Via the Israel Museum/Facebook.)