Zsuzsanna Toronyi

museum director

She studied history and Hebrew and Jewish and Biblical Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, later museology, archival studies and cultural management at the same institution. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew. She has worked as an archivist and curator at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, since 2014 she is the director of the institution. Between the years 1998 and 2006 she was part of the Hungarian Research Group of Yad Vashem. She is a lecturer at the Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies, as well as, the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew of ELTE. She is the author of several books, curator of numerous temporary exhibitions and two permanent exhibitions.

Her fields of interest involve the history and philosophy of Jewish museums and archives, the history of Jewish ceremonial objects, as well as, provenance-research and restitution.

She is one of the invited speakers on the topic of Object biographies at the conference.

    En route
    Conference on the new permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Ethnography
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