Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver
Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver is General Director of the Jewish Historical Museum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam, as well Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam. He is also one of the curators of the private Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books in Zürich, Switzerland. He has served as curator of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam for many years. In 2015 he was the Sigi Feigel guest professor of Jewish Studies at the universities of Zürich and Basle, Switzerland. Schrijver is an expert of Jewish cultural history and Jewish book history, who has published and lectured extensively in Europe, Israel and North America. He is the executive editor of an Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Culture (2019) and serves on boards and advisory committees of numerous Jewish cultural organizations in and outside the Netherlands.