Director and Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Professor Mordechai Omer, Dies

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TEL AVIV.- The Tel Aviv Museum of Art announced the passing away of Director and Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on Friday morning, 10 June 2011, after a brave battle against cancer. Museum workers will sorely miss his leadership, his vision and guidance. He was a constant inspiration to all who had the fortune to know him. Professor Mordechai Omer served since January 1995 as the Director and Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He simultaneously served as Professor of Art History at Tel Aviv University (a post he has held since 1986) and as the head of the University’s Museum Studies Program. A native of Haifa, Professor Mordechai Omer was educated at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (B.A. in art history, 1961), Columbia University, New York (M.A. in art history, 1968)