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Avril Alba

Avril Alba

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Avril is the Roth Lecturer in Holocaust and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. From 2002-2011 she was the Education Director at the Sydney Jewish Museum where she also served as the Project Director/Curator for the refurbishment of the Sydney Jewish Museum’s permanent exhibition ‘Culture and Continuity’ in 2008-09. She holds a BA (Hons)/BMus from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University. She received her doctorate in History from the University of Sydney in May 2011. Her doctoral thesis, ‘Redeeming the Holocaust: Uncovering the Sacred Narratives of the Secular Museum’ explored the largely unexamined topic of museums as sacred spaces.