The Yeshiva University Museum is a teaching museum and the cultural arm of Yeshiva University.
Its mission is to celebrate the culturally diverse intellectual and artistic achievements of 3,000 years of Jewish experience.
The museum aims to provide a window into Jewish culture around the world and throughout history through multi-disciplinary exhibitions and publications.
Following the retirement of Sylvia A. Herskowitz, Dr. Jacob Wisse was appointed the museums director on February 26, 2009.
The museums collection of more than 8,000 artifacts includes fine and folk art, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, clothing and textiles, Jewish ceremonial art objects, documents, books, and manuscripts.
The museum consists of four galleries, an exhibition arcade, an outdoor sculpture garden, a docent lounge, a childrens workshop room, and a suite of offices.
The museum produces two types of exhibitions, usually shown concurrently: one examining a Jewish community or historic event, and the other featuring contemporary artists working on Jewish themes.