FEB 2, 2010
Jewish Museum Professionals Enjoy Museum Sneak Preview
The new Museum building hosted its first high-level delegation when Executive Directors, Curators, and other officials attending the Council of American Jewish Museums conference walked through the Museum.
Executive Director Mark Rothman welcomed the more than 50 conference participants. “This is a kind of shecheyanu moment,” Mark said, referring to the prayer traditionally recited on the first occurrences of joyous firsts. “You are the first official visitors to our Museum, and we’re thrilled to have you.”
Contractor Winter-Schram scrubbed the site clean, allowing the professionals to walk through the Mezzanine and exhibit level and mingle with Board President E. Randol Schoenberg, Architect Hagy Belzberg, exhibit consultant Miles Kemp, and Museum staff members. The Museum and Zimmer Discovery Museum hosted a light breakfast.