Amalyah has over 40 years’ museum experience, 30 working with copyright in museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Following a decade in curatorial work, she developed and led Image Resources & Copyright Management at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Amalyah served on the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), founding and chairing its Intellectual Property Special Interest Group. She was active in the founding of Creative Commons Israel, and advocates for legislation on exceptions and limitations to copyright for museums, both in Israel and internationally. Amalyah is also active in the Europeana Copyright Community, ICOM, and the Israeli Museums Association Collection Managers Committee. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Visual Resources. Amalyah holds a B.F.A. from Washington University., St. Louis, and a M.A. in art history from George Washington University, Washington DC. Amalyah contributed the chapter on “Copyright in Museums” for the Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries, Edward Elgar Publishing UK, 2018.