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NURIT SHILO-COHEN

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Nurit Shilo-Cohen was an emeritus Senior Curator-at-Large for Museum Education in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She has been Chief Curator and Director of The Ruth Youth Wing of the Israel Museum for 15 years; before that she was an exhibition curator in the art department of the Museum. Nurit is also the author of many books and articles. She has a degree in art history and Jewish philosophy and a degree in biology, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She was a Board Member of Hands On! International until 2012 and is a jury member of the Children in Museums Award.
Nurit Shilo-Cohen passed away 31/10/2020

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012-2019   

MUSEUM CONSULTANT

JURY MEMBER OF CMA (CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AWARD)

2005-2011

SENIOR CURATOR-AT-LARGE FOR MUSEUM EDUCATION AND CURATOR
OF ILLUSTRATION, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM

1990-2005

CHIEF CURATOR OF THE RUTH YOUTH WING, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM

1985-1990

CURATOR, EILAT MUSEUM OF ART

1980-1985

CURATOR OF SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM

1974-1980

ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF CURATOR OF ART, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM

EDUCATION

1975

TEACHERS’ CERTIFICATE IN ART HISTORY –
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM

1974

SUMMER COURSE AT HARVARD SCHOOL OF EDUCATION –
PROJECT ZERO

1973

BSC. IN BIOLOGY – THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM

1972

B.A. IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND ART HISTORY –
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • 9 International Illustrators: From Bologna to Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2011 (28 pp)

  • The Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children’s Book, 2010, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2008 (32pp)

  • The Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children’s Book, 2008, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2008 (36pp)

  • The Youth Wing from A to Z, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2007 (248pp)

  • The Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children’s Book, 2006, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006 (32pp)

  • The Big Book of Illustrators, Recipients of the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children’s Book, 1978-2004, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Am Oved Publications, Jerusalem, 2005 (360pp)

  • The Black Colors Died and The Happy Colors Won, Drawings by Children with Cancer, The Israel Cancer Association and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 2002 (236pp)

  • Inside the Israel Museum, A Family Guide, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000 (72pp)

  • Stork, Stork, How is Our Land? Works by Newly Arrived Ethiopian Immigrant Children, 1991, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991 (72 pp)

  • Bezalel, 1906-1929, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1983 (exhibition catalogue: Hebrew, 364pp / English, 394 pp)  (+ checklist in Hebrew 120pp)

  • The Kadishman Connection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1979 (exhibition catalogue: 34pp)

SELECTED ARTICLES

  • “The Israel Museum Award for Illustration”, Bookbird, vol. 46, no. 4, Bookbird publications, Toronto, 2008 (pp. 53-57)

  • “The Ruth Youth Wing: A Door to the Israel Museum”, Hand to Hand,  vol. 22 no. 3, Association of Children’s Museums, Washington DC, 2008 (p. 8)

  • “Un siècle d’illustrations de livres en hebreu pour enfants”, La revue des livres pour enfants, no. 239, Les joie par les livres, Paris, 2008 (pp. 116-124)

  • “Stork, Stork, How is Our Land?”, Writers and Illustrators,  vol. 27, no. 1-2,  The Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children, New Delhi, 2008 (pp. 195-198)

  • “The Youth Wing”,  The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Abrams and The Israel Museum, New York and Jerusalem, 2005, (pp. 294-311)

  • “Addressing Social Issues and Current Events at the Ruth Youth Wing”, The Israel Museum Journal, vol. 13, Jerusalem, 1995 (pp. 37-49)

  • “The Youth Wing”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1995 (pp. 230-235)

  • “The ‘Hebrew Style’ of Bezalel, 1906-1929”, The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, 20, Florida, 1994 (pp. 140-163)

  • “Israeli Children Paint War”, The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Children, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, New Jersey, 1993 (pp. 93-107)

  • “Children’s Painting During the Gulf War”, Ariel, 83, Jerusalem, 1991 (pp. 40-44)