Dr Judy Jaffe-Schagen

Dr Judy Jaffe-Schagen is an independent historian based in Israel and The Netherlands, and a lecturer in the Masters in Applied Museum and Heritage Studies programme at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam. She has a background in social-economic history and has been a researcher at museums like the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, the Zaans Museum in Zaandam, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Her PhD research focused on the meaning of location on the relationship between people and objects and the role museums play in the formation of nation-states. Currently, she is conducting research on the interaction between museums and memorial sites and, as part of the research programme at the Reinwardt Acadamy, she is researching the role heritage professionals play in commemoration practices.