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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...

Harvard Magazine November - December 2010
John Gendall
Jerusalem Milestone - An American recreates a national landmark

Haaretz - December 30, 2010
Esther Zandberg
The price to pay for Israel's year of real estate

Art Daily - December 15, 2010
Israel Museum and Museum in San Diego Jointly Purchase Ann Lislegarde Video Installation
In Kerascene Art News

Art Daily - December 1, 2010
Braginsky Collection of Rare Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts Premieres at Israel Museum
In the weblog at Luxury Travel
In ManiaMuseu

The Jewish Chronicle - December 1, 2010
Julia Weiner
Art with a heart for Israel

Travel + Leisure - December, 2010
Daphne Merkin
Discovering Secular Jerusalem

Architectural Record November 2010
Michael Z. Wise
A modernist museum in Jerusalem is sensitively updated by James Carpenter Design Associates and Efrat-Kowalsky Architects.

Art Daily - October 10, 2010
Exhibition in Hamburg Presents Numerous Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Marc Chagall

Haaretz October 1, 2010
Ronit Vered
Pleasure Hunting - Still life with meat pie

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - October, 2010
Harvey Stein
"Experience the beauty" at the Israel Museum
Watch on YouTube

AP September 30, 2010
Aisha Mohammed
Israel passes Nazi-seized drawing to owner's heir

Bloomberg September 29, 2010
Catherine Hickley
Israel Museum Returns Nazi-Seized Klee Drawing to Heir of Jewish Victim
ARTINFO September 29, 2010
Israel Museum Returns a Klee Drawing to a Nazi Victim's Housekeeper

JTA September 29, 2010
Israel Museum returns Nazi-looted artwork

Jerusalem Post September 29, 2010
David Brinn
The Synagogue Route: A Jewish Time Machine

The New York Times September 7, 2010
Ariel David
Linking the Past and the Present Through Art

Ynet September 7, 2010
"Jerusalem of Tears: From Suriname Over There to Suriname Here"
Clip from, featured in following article:
Watch on Youtube

Metropolis - September 15, 2010
Michael Silverberg
Edited for Clarity

Jewish Exponent September 2, 2010
Gil Zohar
Birthright Brings in First Group from Suriname
Biblical Archaeology Review Sept/Oct 2010
Israel Museum Unveils Largest Excavated Painting

Jerusalem Post August 30, 2010
Gil Shefler
Birthright group moved to tears by Israel Museum exhibit

Midnight East August 28, 2010
Angela Levine
Israel Museum Highlights

India Today - August 27, 2010
Shampa Dhar Kamath
Capital Asset 

The Jewish Week August 25, 2010
Caroline Lagnado
The Art of the Intimate

The Jewish Week August 25, 2010
Michele Chabin
The New Israel Museum, Universalized

Designboom August 22, 2010
anish kapoor: turning the world upside down, jerusalem

Jerusalem Post August 19, 2010
Joshua Freedman
A union of opposites

Chalom Jerusalem August 18, 2010
Le Festival annuel des Cerfs Volants au Musée d’Israël

Guiarte August 17, 2010
Museo de Israel

artcritical August 17, 2010
Hilarie Sheets
The New Jerusalem: Israel Museum reopens

Midnight East August 14, 2010
Ayelet Dekel
Reflections on Contact Point – Israel Museum

Art Info August 13, 2010
Sarah Douglas
Pushing the Past Forward: A Conversation with Israel Museum Director James Snyder

The Financial Times August 13, 2010
Edwin Heathcote
The vision behind Israel Museum revamp

San Francisco Chronicle August 13, 2010
Kenneth Baker
Art that reflects topsy-turvy world around it

Jerusalem Post August 12, 2010
Stewart Weiss
Castles in the Air

Freiepress August 12, 2010
Gil Yaron
Das Wunder von Jerusalem

Haaretz August 10, 2010
Ellie Armon Azoulay
Since reopening, 50,000 have visited Israel Museum

Reuters August 6, 2010
Ari Rabinovitch
Israel Museum has new look at history of Holy Land     
In Yahoo News       
In Art Daily 
In LA Jewish Journal

The Jewish Chronicle August 5, 2010
Martin Bright
Jerusalem Season of Culture Planned

JTA August 4, 2010
Dina Kraft
$100 million facelift transforms Israel Museum
In Cleveland Jewish News

Christian Broadcast Network August 2, 2010
Julie Stahl
Israel Museum Brings Biblical Artifacts to Life

Haaretz August 6, 2010
Noam Dvir
Same old same old – but oh-so-very new

Israel 21c August 5, 2010
Abigail Klein Leichman
Israel Museum reveals its $100 m. facelift

Cleveland Jewish News August 8, 2010
Cliff Savren
Israel Museum now a cool destination

Art Knowledge News August 7, 2010
Suzanne Muchnic
The Israel Museum has Reopened and Celebrates its 45th Anniversary

Global Post August 4, 2010
Matt Beynon Rees
Israel Museum gets much-needed makeover

Architecture Week August 4, 2010
Architecture People and Places

Israelity August 8, 2010
Meet the (new) Israel Museum

J-Wire (Jewish Online News from Australia and New Zealand) August 6, 2010
Jerusalem’s Israel Museum receives $100million facelift

Architizer August 6, 2010
Light Volumes: James Carpenter
Rusty Mike Radio August 2, 2010
Adam Mallerman
The Newly Re-opened Israel Museum & The Jerusalem Wine Tasting Festival 2010

Los Angeles Times August 1, 2010
Suzanne Muchnic
The Israel Museum: One for the Ages

Los Angeles Times – Culture Monster July 31, 2010
Suzanne Muchnic
The LACMA-Israel Museum connection

Le Monde July 31, 2010
Harry Bellet
Un musée à vocation universelle pour Jérusalem

The Australian July 31, 2010
Abraham Rabinovich
Reopened museum charts rich impact of an ancient culture

New York Times July 28, 2010
Fred Bernstein
Transparency is only the Beginning

The Forward July 28, 2010
Nathan Jeffay
With Fewer Objects but Grander Vision, Israel Museum Opens Anew

Jewish Tribune Canada July 28, 2010
Gil Zohar
Treasure trove unveiled

Bloomberg July 27, 2010
Gwen Ackerman
Crusaders Join Herod’s Sauna in $100 Million Jerusalem Museum

CNN July 26, 2010
Ben Wedeman
Israel Museum gets facelift

BBC World Service July 26, 2010
Daniella Partern
All new Israel Museum

Associated Press July 26, 2010
In the LA Times
In Yahoo News
In the Washington Post
Rare Crusader-era fresco from Jerusalem's Garden of Gethsemane unveiled at Israeli museum

Los Angeles Times July 23, 2010
Suzanne Muchnic
Israel Museum to unveil its new look after a major expansion and renovation

EFE July 22, 2010
Daniela Brik
El Museo de Israel cambia de cara respetando su viejo estilo de vanguardia

The New York Times July 20, 2010
Ethan Bronner
Cleaning Up Intersection of Ancient and Modern

Art Knowledge News July 26, 2010
Israel Museum Inaugurates its Renewed Campus & Reinstalled Collection Wings

The LA Jewish Journal July 26, 2010
Judy Lash Balint
Israel Museum in Jerusalem Reopens After $100 Million Renovation

Xinhua July 26, 2010
Israel Museum to reopen

Haaretz July 26, 2010
Nir Hasson
$100 million face-lift / Revamped Israel Museum unveiled

Haaretz July 26, 2010
Ellie Armon Azoulay
Painting Israeli art with a new brush

Jerusalem Post July 26, 2010
David Brinn
The IM lives up to its name

Jerusalem Post July 23, 2010
David Stromberg
In a New Light

Telegraph India July 25, 2010
Amit Roy
Israeli sky in Anish’s steel - India-born artist sculpts landmark symbol for museum

Art Daily July 25, 2010
Israel Museum Inaugurates its Renewed Campus and Reinstalled Collection Wings

The Jewish Chronicle July 22, 2010
Ben Lynfield
Israel Museum gets $100 million facelift

Jewish Telegraph Agency July 25
Israel Museum in Jerusalem reopens

Israelnetz July 23, 2010
Ulrich Sahm
Israel Museum renoviert

Go Jerusalem July 22, 2010
A rebooted Israel Museum gets ready for the throngs

Haaretz July 21, 2010
Jerusalem's Israel Museum Reopens After 3 Years Construction

Art Info July 22, 2010
Benjamin Genocchio
In an Ancient City, the Renewed Israel Museum Looks Forward

AFP July 21, 2010
Le Musée d'Israël à Jérusalem fait peau neuve
(photography Gali Tibbon)

Jerusalem Blueprint July 21, 2010
Miriam Eljas
Newly Renovated Israel Museum Reopens July 26

The Media Line July 18, 2010
Felice Friedson
Israel Museum Director James Snyder : "One Step Closer to Realizing Museum's Potential" 

L'Espresso July 16, 2010
Enrico Arosio
Il tempio museo

The Architects Newspaper - July 7, 2010
Crit> History Refracted at the Israel Museum

Haaretz 3.6.2010
Ellie Armon Azoulay and Avital Burg
A Grand Intellectual Vision

Jerusalem Post 26.5.2010
Shoshana London Sappir
Israel's Treasure Trove
Originally published in the 7.6 issue of the
Jerusalem Report

Jerusalem Post 30.5.10
Meira Bienstock
Praying for the Past

Jerusalem Post 28.5.10
Abraham Rabinovich
A Medieval Jew's Google
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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


The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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