Irit Salmon, currently the curator of the Israel Museum's Ticho House in Jerusalem, was until 1996 a curator at the Yad Vashem Art Museum. Born in Tel Aviv in 1939, she has a B.A. in History of Art, Hebrew Literature and Education (1965) and an M.A. in History of Art, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has headed the archives of the Department of Jewish Art at the Israel Museum.