Sharon Liberman Mintz is the Curator of Jewish Art at the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary and specializes in the fields of Illuminated Hebrew manuscripts and rare printed books. Over the course of 30 years at the Library, she has curated more than 40 exhibitions, authored ten exhibition catalogs and has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in the fields of Jewish Art and rare Hebrew books. As the Senior Consultant for Judaica at Sotheby’s since 1995, Ms. Mintz has cataloged and appraised Hebrew books for Judaica sales worldwide for over two decades.
In February 2009, she collaborated on the cataloging and exhibition of the Valmadonna Trust Library at Sotheby’s, the finest private library of Hebrew books and manuscripts in the world. She was Project Director of the acclaimed Judaica exhibition Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein (2005) and co-editor of the monumental catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition. Ms. Mintz’s publication A Journey through Jewish Worlds: Highlights from the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books (2010) accompanied an international exhibition of magnificent Hebrew books that she co-curated. Her most recent publication, The Writing on the Wall: A Catalogue of Judaica Broadsides from the Valmadonna Trust Library (2015) is an in-depth historical examination of this heretofore unexplored genre of Jewish culture.