Tania Coen-Uzzielli served as Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She holds a BA and MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. From her arrival at the Israel Museum in 2000, she served as Curator in the Department of Jewish Art and Ethnography. In this role, she curated several exhibitions on Jewish art and participated in exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects. Among the major projects, she was in charge of the reconstruction and installation of the Portuguese Synagogue from Suriname, and edited the accompanying catalog.
In the renewal project of the Israel Museum she headed the renovation of the Jewish Art and Life Wing and curated the Synagogue Route exhibition, one of the highlights of the Israel Museum, inaugurated in 2010. In 2015, she curated the multidisciplinary exhibition "Brief History of Humankind" which later travelled to the Bonn Bundeskunsthalle. Recently, she was co-curator of the Israeli Pavilion at the 16th International Venice Biennale for Architecture.
Since 2011, Coen-Uzzielli served as Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, and was in charge of the annual exhibition program and coordinating the collection. In this role, she was in charge of all the wing's departments: exhibitions, project and publication budgets, conservation laboratories, travelling exhibitions, photography and copyright, publications, exhibition design, technical services, multimedia, registrar office, insurance, shipping and digitalization of the collection. Since January 2019 she is the new director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Mira Lapidot (born 1971) holds a master's degree in Art History and a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences and Art History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lapidot arrives at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art after 22 years at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, where she served as Chief Curator of the Arts Division, from 2012 to 2020. During her tenure, Lapidot directed eleven curatorial departments of the Fine Arts Wing, also leading the Wing’s exhibition and acquisitions program; she oversaw close to a hundred exhibitions and special exhibits, as well as dozens of Museum publications, and managed thirty curatorial staff members. Under her guardianship, the museum vastly expanded and enriched its collections. She has cultivated relationships with donors in Israel and around the world, led an art-acquisition group, managed the museum's award process, and promoted collaborations with cultural institutions, universities, and international museums. As the curator of the Department of International Contemporary Art (2016 to 2020), she has curated exhibitions by leading artists, notable among them Yehudit Sasportas: Seven Winters (2013), a mid-career survey of one of Israel’s most renowned artists; Ai Weiwei: Maybe, Maybe Not (2017), which was attended by more than 400,000 visitors; Christian Boltanski: Lifetime (2018); and most recently, Julian Rosefeldt’s tour-de-force film installation Manifesto (2019).
ANAT DANON SIVAN
Director and Curator of the
Prints & Drawings Department
Anat Danon Sivan (born 1976) began her career at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2001 as an instructor in the Education Department and from 2010 worked as an assistant curator and curator in the Israeli Art Department. As part of her role, she curated retrospective and contemporary exhibitions. Danon-Sivan holds an MA in the Multidisciplinary Arts Program, Tel Aviv University, and graduated in Curatorial Studies at Tel Aviv University. The Prints and Drawings Department is the largest department in the Museum and has a rich and varied exhibition and collection history. The extensive range of the collection - which includes prints and drawings, from the 16th century to the most contemporary, Israeli and international - makes it one of the most fascinating and complex departments to lead. Some of the Museum's great treasures are found within the prints and drawings collection, from Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, Max Ernst and Eva Hesse through David Hockney, John Stezaker and Paul Noble to Yoav Efrati, Mika Rottenberg, Siglit Landau, Yehudit Sasportas and Michal Helfman.
Director of Education
Shani Almog received a B.A. in Art History from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an M.A. in Cultural Studies for Children and Youths from Tel Aviv University. She started working as a Museum guide and lecturer for TAMA's Educational Wing in 2011. Since January 2018 Almog is the director of Education and is heading all of TAMA's educational initiatives, and is specifically working with the Museum's German Friends to continue and grow the Art Road to Peace project.
Almog believes in the transformative nature of arts education, and sees the Museum's Art Road to Peace initiative as a pivotal step in fostering relationships between Arab and Jewish children.
Head of the Art Road to Peace workshops
Raafat Hattab received a B.Ed.FA, from HaMidrasha Faculty of Arts, at Beit Berl, Kfar Saba, and an MFA, at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He started working as a Museum guide and lecturer for TAMA's Educational Wing in 2014. He believes that Art is a tool to raise questions and a medium for communication, to stimulate awareness and to change patterns of consciousness.
Head of international Relations and Development
Born in Antwerp, Belgium, studied Communication at the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies (IHECS) in Brussels. Since moving to Israel in 1997, she worked in the hotel industry and on various communication-related projects. She joined the Tel Aviv Museum of Art International Relations Department of which she is the Acting Director, involved with fundraising and numerous international projects, art diplomacy and other museum aspects. Over the years, she has worked closely with all the Friends associations abroad and has organized numerous fundraising events in Geneva, Paris, Cannes, Monaco, Madrid and Milan, as well as the yearly International Council of Friends at the Museum. She was part of the founding team that created the Young Friends of TAMA, which she managed for two years and has been thriving since. Seven years ago, Muriel created CAFIM, a project inviting Israeli French speakers to enjoy the Museum’s temporary exhibitions with the mediation of a French speaking art educator- a project that is expanding every year.
International Relations and Development
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied Art History and Business Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Obtained an MA in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute in London. Worked at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and later at Sotheby’s Israel as a client developer, expert liaison also responsible for events, press and marketing. Worked at Foreign Press Consulting Israel before joining the International Relations Department at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.