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Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
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In conjunction with Manofim: The Annual Exhibition Season Opening:

Re: Visiting Rockefeller 
Through April 20 

A fascinating juxtaposition of contemporary Israeli art with archaeological artifacts and unique exhibition spaces.

Leah Avital, Daily News, Mixed Technique, 2011

Partial list of artists: Amnon Ben Ami • Adi Brande • Tal Frank • Nir Evron • Reuven Israel • Lea Avital • Daniel Kiczales • Hila Laviv • Ayelet Ben Dor • Alona Rodeh • Shay Id Aloni • Lior Waterman • Avi Sabah • Johnathan Ofek • Sharon Glazberg • Hila Toony Navok • Yochai Matos

Curators: Yanai Segal • Sally Haftel Naveh

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The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, situated in a magnificent white limestone edifice in East Jerusalem, houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948). The Museum was opened in 1938.

The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum contains thousands of artifacts arranged in chronological order, ranging from prehistoric times to the Ottoman period, including a 9,000-year old statue from Jericho, gold jewelry from the Bronze Age, and much more. The story of the Rockefeller Museum is told in a richly illustrated booklet, published in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

New! 48 historical black-and-white photographs of archaeological sites have recently been added to the permanent exhibition. The photographs document the pioneering archeologists’ extensive work throughout the country in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Valley of the Caves, Carmel Mountain, 1940's, © photo Israel Antiquities Authority

West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum

To the exhibition website:
West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum > > >

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm
Sat 10 am - 2 pm
Closed on Tues, Fri, and holiday eves


The Museum is located at 27 Sultan Suleiman Street (just outside the Old City Wall, near Herod's Gate - a short ride from the Jerusalem Municipality)
Buses 1 and 2

Parking is available only on Saturday.
Visitors are advised to wear warm clothing in the winter because the Museum is not heated!


Mailing Address
The Rockefeller Museum
c/o The Israel Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 


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