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Avril Alba

Avril Alba is the Roth Lecturer in Holocaust Studies and Jewish Civilisation in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Former Education Director at the Sydney Jewish Museum, she served as the Project Director/Curator for the refurbishment of the museum’s permanent exhibition 'Culture and Continuity'. 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.