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The Rothschild Kiddish Cup with MFA Curator Simona Di Nepi

By Jewish Arts Collaborative

Published Oct 18, 2022


JLive Presents Simona Di Nepi

(24 min) Hear from Simona Di Nepi, the Museum of Fine Arts Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica, about Judaica collections and the metamorphosis of the “Rothschild Kiddush Cup.” 


About JLive: 

JLive, an ongoing project from the Jewish Arts Collaborative, is a series of virtual cultural experiences that bring us together to explore and celebrate the diverse world of Jewish art, culture, and creative expression. The professional artists featured in the series span a wide range of creative mediums, from animation to klezmer to papercutting, all with connections to the Greater Boston Area. 


JArts’ mission is to curate, celebrate, and build community around the diverse world of Jewish arts, culture, and creative expression. Our vision is of a more connected, engaged, and tolerant world inspired by Jewish arts and culture. Learn more at jartsboston.org.


Ritual objects

What is your relationship to "the kiddish cup" (not this specific kiddish cup, but any kiddish cup)? What are your feelings around displaying ritual objects in museums?

Objects with history

Simona Di Nepi provides a lot of backstory in her talk about the kiddish cup and the history of collections. Think about an object in your life. What's its story?

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