Melissa Martens Named New Director of Exhibitions at Museum of Jewish Heritage


NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (MJH) announced yesterday that Melissa Martens has been named Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Martens, who has worked at the Museum since 2008, was previously the Senior Curator for Exhibitions and created the widely acclaimed Project Mah Jongg exhibition in 2010. “Since Melissa arrived, she has distinguished herself as an invaluable colleague, a brilliant and versatile curator, a skillful and insightful manager, and an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of our mission,” said Deputy Director Ivy Barsky. Martens said, “The Museum—with its rich collections and meaningful location—is an ideal forum in which to explore the richness of Jewish history and heritage. We have an amazing opportunity here to share new cultural stories and perspectives with diverse audiences.”