Orit Shaham-Gover was born in 1952 at Kibbutz Beit Alpha. She holds a BA in general and Jewish history from Tel Aviv University, an MA in museum education from George Washington University and a PhD in Museology from Haifa University. Shaham-Gover has worked as a consultant to several museums and curated a number of exhibitions: she was chief curator of the archeological site at Massada; she planned the museum and tourist structure of the Jewish Quarter as well as David's City in Jerusalem, and she curated the exhibition center at the Knesset, the Israeli Parlament. She has taught historical museology at Haifa University, and in 2013 she has been appointed chief curator of Beit Hatfutsot Museum. In 2001, the New Film and TV Fund awarded Shaham-Gover its Docudrama Prize.