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Rockefeller Museum Art GardenBergman House | Jerusalem ModelTicho HouseDorot Auditorium 

Head of Special Events Department
Telephone: (02) 670-8985 Fax: (02) 670-8008
Neta Cohen:

For corporate events, please contact Omer Tsur (02) 670-8970

Each year, classical and light music concerts, dance performances, lectures, and special events for visitors of all ages are held in the distinctive atmosphere of the Museum galleries.
During the summer months, festivals and performances are also held in the Sculpture Garden and throughout the Museum grounds.
In addition to these events, the Museum also offers a unique environment – incorporating the exceptional elements of its spaces – for galas, conferences, group activities, seminars, and private events (other than weddings and parties).



Rockefeller Museum
One of Jerusalem’s architectural masterpieces, the Rockefeller Museum was built in the days of the British Mandate. Merging Western and Eastern traditions, the magnificent building houses archaeological collections of rare beauty.
The Museum is suitable for a variety of events, including receptions in the entrance hall, guided tours, and dinners around the pool in the inner courtyard.
Up to 200 participants
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Art Garden
The Billy Rose Art Garden, designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, synthesizes different cultures – those of the Far East, the Near East, and the West – against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s dramatic landscape. The Garden’s collection features works by such great artists as Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Auguste Rodin.

Receptions, dinners, performances, and conventions can be held in the Art Garden.
80–1,000 participants

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Bergman House
The private home of international art collector Charlotte Bergman was built on the Museum premises in the 1970s. The International Style house boasts a view of the pastoral Valley of the Cross and of the Knesset.
The house, with its original artworks, is suitable for gala events for connoisseurs.
Up to 200 participants

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Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
The Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period greets visitors upon entering the Israel Museum campus. An integral part of the Shrine of the Book complex, the model recreates Jerusalem at the height of its glory in 66 CE, prior to the Great Revolt against the Romans and the subsequent destruction of the Temple. At dusk, the area is enveloped in Jerusalem’s magical atmosphere and enjoys a unique view of the city’s skyline. The site is suitable for dinners and receptions complemented by a lecture or performance in the adjacent Dorot Auditorium, or a “live marketplace” reenacting daily life in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
25–1,000 participants

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Ticho House
Ticho House, situated in Jerusalem’s downtown core, is one of the first houses in Jerusalem built outside the Old City walls. Named after the renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Albert Ticho and his wife, the beloved Israeli artist Anna Ticho, the House with its collections and its library was bequeathed to the people of the city to serve as a cultural and recreational center. Ticho House’s upper gallery and library are ideal locations for lectures and concerts, followed by lunch or dinner in the restaurant.
The Ticho House will be reopening on Sept 10 following extensive renovations. 

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30–120 participants
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Dorot Auditorium
The splendid new Shrine of the Book auditorium, adjacent to the Second Temple Model, features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. It is suitable for conventions, lectures, performances, and special events.
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Up to 120 participants
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