Bezalel Academy founder Boris Schatz (right) and Prof. Israel Aharoni visit the Bezalel Museum’s natural collection in 1909..
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As we neared the end of the “Daydream” exhibition, Hila Zaksenberg, its curator, turned to me and said without hesitation, “It’s not a very sexy topic, is it?” In theory, the subject matter – the history of the archiving process (or lack thereof) of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,is one whose sex appeal is limited.But in truth, what lay within this exhibition – which closed January 6 – is a formidable insight into the pursuit of the past and how its preservation takes many different forms.
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