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About the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world....More...

Israel museum to exhibit reconstructed tomb in first major exhibition on biblical King Herod
Daniel Estrin, AP
In The Washington Post - Jan 15, 2013
In ABC New- Jan 15
In Fox News - Jan 16
In the China Post - Jan 17
In Ynet - Jan 17
In the Las Vegas Sun News 
In Vos Iz Neias
In the Philippine Star

Haaretz - January 21, 2013
Tamar Rotem
Israeli childhood in pictures - 'Days of Innocence,' a new exhibition at Israel Museum, features Eva Itzkowitz's illustrations for iconic Israeli children's books.

Huffington Post - January 14, 2013
John Seed
Israel Hershberg: Fields of Vision at the Israel Museum

Guiarte - January 16, 2013
Muestra sobre Herodes el Grande

Antiques and the Arts - January 8, 2013
Israel Museum’s ‘Forging Ahead’ Considers Modern Age of Judaica

CNN December 21, 2012
Fred Pleitgen
King Herod exhibit in Israel

Times of Israel - December 22, 2012
Kristen Hansen
YMCA kids play at peace in Israel Museum

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About the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In just forty-five years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture.

In the summer of 2010, the Israel Museum completed the most comprehensive upgrade of its 20-acre campus in its history, featuring new galleries, entrance facilities, and public spaces. The three-year expansion and renewal project was designed to enhance visitor experience of the Museum’s collections, architecture, and surrounding landscape, complementing its original design by Alfred Mansfeld and Dora Gad. Led by James Carpenter Design Associates of New York and Efrat-Kowalsky Architects of Tel Aviv, the project also included the complete renewal and reconfiguration of the Museum’s Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing, Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing, and Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life.

Among the highlights of the Museum’s original campus is the Shrine of the Book, designed by Armand Bartos and Frederick Kiesler, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Adjacent to the Shrine is the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the topography and architectural character of the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE, and provides historical context to the Shrine’s presentation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Museum’s celebrated Billy Rose Art Garden, designed for the original campus by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, is counted among the finest outdoor sculpture settings of the 20th century. An Oriental landscape combined with an ancient Jerusalem hillside, the garden serves as the backdrop for the Israel Museum’s display of the evolution of the modern western sculptural tradition. On view are works by modern masters including Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith, together with more recent site-specific commissions by such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Mark Dion, James Turrell, and Micha Ullman.

The Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, unique in its size and scope of activities, presents a wide range of programming to more than 100,000 schoolchildren each year, and features exhibition galleries, art studios, classrooms, a library of illustrated children’s books, and a recycling room. Special programs foster intercultural understanding between Arab and Jewish students and reach out to the wide spectrum of Israel’s communities.

In addition to the extensive programming offered on its main campus, the Israel Museum also operates two off-site locations: the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, an architectural gem built in 1938 for the display of archaeology from ancient Israel; and Ticho House, which offers an ongoing program of exhibitions by younger Israeli artists in a historic house and garden setting

Contacts:

Israel:
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

PO Box 71117
Jerusalem 91710
Dena Scher Bartra, Foreign Press Officer
[email protected] Tel: 972-2-6708935 

Israel Press Office
Tel: 02-670-8868
Fax: 02-670-8063

USA:
Resnicow Schroeder Associates, Inc.

Tel: 212-5950515
Fax: 212-5958354
Leah Sandals / Jocelyn London
lsandals / [email protected]
212-6715154 / 5157

Art of the Times (LA Times) - 2012-2013
Sara Evans
The Heart of a Nation


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