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Annette Bacola Fromm, museum staff member. Fellow, Memorial Foundation Jewish Culture, 1983-1984, The Graduate School Indiana University, 1985; grantee, Graduate School Indiana University, 1988; scholar, Broome and Allen Scholarship Fund, 1981-1982; Humanist fellow, The Sephardic Jews Florida, 2002, Fulbright-Hays grantee, 1983-1984.


Fromm, Annette Bacola was born on July 13, 1950 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Marvin M. and Mollie B. Fromm.


Bachelor in African Studies, Kent State University, Ohio, 1973. Master of Arts in Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977. Student in Philosophical Studies, University Ioannina, Greece, 1983—1984.

Doctor of Philosophy in Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992.


Collections assistant The Children's Museum, Indianapolis, 1977. Curator, research supervisor Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum, 1977—1979, acting director, curator, 1979—1980. Reference assistant Lilly Library.

Indiana University, 1984—1985. Executive director The Fenster Museum Jewish Art, Tulsa, 1985—1989. Senior fellow Department Anthropological University Tulsa, 1987—1995.

Director project Restoration Creek Council House, Okmulgee, 1992—1994. Senior program development specialist Oklahoma Museum Natural History University Oklahoma, Norman, 1995—1998. Director education public programs Sanford L. Ziff Jewish Museum Florida, Miami Beach, Florida, 1999—2001.

Visiting associate professor Department Judaic and Holocaust Studies Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 2001—2002. Manager grants The Art Museum Florida International University, Miami, 2002—2003. Manager The Deering Estate at Cutler, 2003—2006.

Consultant in field; member editorial committee Sephardic and Greek Holocaust Library., since 2002. Various positions Institute Museum and Library. Services, since 1993.

Advisory board Florida Folklore Society, since 2000.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: The Journal Chickasaw History, 1995—2000, Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review, 1988—2000, Newsletter, 1981. Author: African Art, Family Guide, 2003. Co-author: Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories, Acts of Love and Courage, 2000.

      Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


Member Florida Folklife Council, since 2005. Member of Florida Folklore Society, American Folklore Society, Florida Association Museum, American Association State and Local History, American Association Museum, International Committee Museum Ethnography (executive board 1986-1992, 1995—2001, chairman statutes committee 1994-1995, secretary since 2004), International Council Museums.


Married Danny B. Kolker, May 22. 1 child Miriam.

Marvin M.

Mollie B. Fromm

Danny B. Kolker

Miriam Fromm