Researcher of Judaica, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art Abigail H. Meyer


Abigail H. Meyer is the Researcher of Judaica at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts where she is responsible for the 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 takes a deep dive into ritual objects and material culture at the Met to tell the story of Jewish cultural exchange throughout time and place and curating an exhibition of Judaica featuring the MET’s holdings. Previously the Head of Department of Ceremonial Objects and Fine Art at the leading boutique auction house specializing in Judaica in New York City 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. Abigail also consults for museums, universities, research institutions and private collectors as an independent fine-arts professional. 

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