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Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection

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Spice Containers (Besamim), Spertus Institute Collections

Explore Treasures from Spertus Institute’s World-Class Collection — From Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone

Preserving the material culture of the Jewish people is fundamental to the mission of Spertus Institute. Our collections — of books, films, music, artworks, artifacts, rare antique maps, and archival items — number more than half a million. Items from our collections are incorporated into our exhibits, courses, and public programming.

With generous support from the Spitz Foundation, highlights from the Spertus Institute collections can now be viewed online, showcasing examples of Jewish art and material culture that have shaped and given expression to the Jewish experience. We invite you to explore these collection highlights, share them, learn from them, and use them to teach and inspire. Browse objects by themes, view items by category, or search by keyword. Take a closer look with high-resolution photography and multimedia clips. If your interest is piqued, learn more with suggested resources from the Asher Library.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015