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September 11, 2015
With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's world-class collections of Jewish art and artifacts can now be viewed online, from your computer, tablet, or phone. Enjoy high-resolution photos, informative videos, and rich information for further study.
With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from Spertus Institute's world-class collections of Jewish art and artifacts can now be viewed online, from your computer, tablet, or phone. Enjoy high-resolution photos, informative videos, interactive maps, and rich information for further study.

Online Exhibit

October 1, 2013
We are proud to present a selection from Spertus Institute's Muriel Yale Collection of Antique Maps of the Holy Land and the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy this online-only exhibit from the comfort of your own chair. Please note that there is no corresponding physical exhibit currently on display.
In History of Cartography, authors Harley and Woodward define maps as “graphic representations that facilitate a spatial understanding of things, concepts, conditions, processes or events in the human world.” Maps mesh artistic representation and scientific reality, and this commingling is seen nowhere better than in maps of the Holy Land, which often portray vivid biblical scenes literally on top of geographical territory (see, for example, Thomas Fuller’s Issachar).