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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...

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

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

Haaretz - December 17, 2012
Danna Harman
Israel Museum hires celebrity tour guides for the evening

Jewish News One - December 8, 2012
Jordana Miller
Exhibition gives new insight into Hasidic community

Art Daily - December 19, 2012
Four new exhibitions at the Israel Museum showcase wide range of styles and media

Hadassah Magazine - December, 2012
Elin Schoen Brockman
The Arts: More Than a Full Circle

Midnight East - December 20, 2012
Ayelet Dekel
Israel Hershberg Exhibition Opens at the Israel Museum

Haaretz - November 27, 2012
Yuval Saar
Judaica's Contribution to Nation-

Tablet Magazine - November 15, 2012
Menachem Kaiser
Hasidism, in Living Color

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - November 11, 2012
Hans-Christian Rössler
Kein Alter Hut

Art Media Agency - November 7, 2012
Books and Readers at the Israel Museum

TVR+ (Romanian) - November 5, 2012
Aura Dobre
Ambasadorul de la Muzeon (Iuju Orenstaein)

DR Radio (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) - October, 29, 2012
Hanne Foighel
Ultraortodokse jøder udstilles på museum

The Times of Israel - October, 28, 2012
Jessica Steinberg
The capital's artistic wake-up event

Tablet Magazine - October, 25, 2012 
Elin Schoen Brockman
Angels in Judaica

BAR - October 23, 2012
Jerusalem of Gold

New York Magazine - October, 21, 2012
The History-Loving, Bike-Riding Retirees: Israel

The Times of Israel - October, 2, 2012
Jessica Steinberg
Easy Living in the Sacred Space of the Sukkah

BBC News - September 15, 2012
Yolande Knell
Curiosity draws Israelis to Hasidic Jewry exhibition

Bloomberg - September 3, 2012
Gwen Ackerman
Hasidic Show Draws Crowds Amid Political Debate in Israel

LeMonde.fr - Septembre 2, 2012
Véronique Falez
Le monde à part des hassidim

Jforum.fr - Septembre 4, 2012
Le monde à part des hassidim

Haaretz - Aug 28, 2012
Ellie Armon Azoulay
Father-daughter exhibit stars at Ron Arad show

Frame Publishers - August 26, 2012
Niccola Bozzi
720° Installation by Ron Arad

Jerusalem Post - August 16, 2012
720 Degrees of separation

The Guardian - August 13, 2012
Harriet Sherwood
Jerusalem exhibition lifts the veil on Hasidic Jewish culture

Architizer News - August 8, 2012
Ron Arad’s New Levitating Cinema For The Israel Museum

El Pais - August 21, 2012
Ana Carbajosa
Una muestra muy heterodoxa

Art in America - August 7, 2012
Brian Boucher
Curatorial Appointments at Israel Museum: Rita Kersting, Mira Lapidot

CCTV - July 27, 2012
Dead Sea Scrolls available in Chinese

The New York Times - July 25
Ronen Bergman
A Highly Whodunnit


Israel Magazin - August 18, 2012
"720 Grad" - die Mega-Installation im IsraelMuseum

The New York Times - July 13, 2012
Edward Rothstein
A Haven National and Universal: The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Renewed

The Jewish Magazine - August 2012
Jay Levinson
Fighting for the Wrong Side (Holocaust Art Exhibit)

Arutz Sheva - June 28, 2012
Yoni Kempinski
A Visit to the Unique Hassidut Exhibition at the Israel Museum

The Times of Israel - June 27, 2012
Matti Friedman
Unexpected beauty and unanswered riddles from a desert cave

artdaily.org - June 19, 2012
Israel Museum exhibition sheds light on culture and life of Hasidic Jews

Haaretz - June 7, 2012
Jerusalem names Israel Museum's James Snyder honorary citizen

Bloomberg - June 6, 2012
Gwen Ackerman
Torn Limbs, Hollow Stares Evoke War Horrors in Israel

Haaretz - June 1
Secrets of the sects: A peek into Hasidic homes and closets

Haaretz - May 31, 2012
Masks of terror and other portraits of the young as artists

Midnight East - May 28, 2012
Angela Levine
Icons in Tandem: Tadeusz Kantor and Joseph Beuys

Midnight East - May 28,2012
Angela Levine
Icons in Tandem: Tadeusz Kantor and Joseph Beuys

Haaretz - May 17, 2012
Daniel Rauchwerger
The artist as wandering Jew

The Times of Israel - May 10, 2012
Revealed: The scandalous history of Judaism's most precious book

IBA News - May 7
White Gold opening (video)

The Jewish Daily Forward - May 9, 2012
Joshua Neustein at the Israel Museum

artdaily.org - May 8, 2012
500 of the first coins ever minted featured in new exhibition at the Israel Museum

All About Jerusalem.com - May 7, 2012
500 Coins from 7th Century BCE on Public View for First Time

Jerusalem Post - April 25, 2012
Ruth Eglash
A (virtual) museum visit

Haaretz - April 23, 2012
Yair Ettinger
Senior ultra-Orthodox leader pays historic visit to Israel Museum

The Times of Israel - April 21, 2012
Matti Friedman
In a bronze inscription, a remnant of Roman might

Sotheby's - April 18, 2012
Anthony Calnek
Lily Safra Gives A Richter to the Museum

AP- April 3, 2012
Aron Heller
Israel Museum showcased in Google Art Project
In the San Francisco Chronicle
In Newsday
In the New Jersey Herald
In U-T San Diego
In the Denver Post
In the El Paso Times
In the Tucson News
In Artdaily
In IsraelHayom
In Bloomberg Businessweek
In Brisbane Times
In ABC News
In CBS News - April 3, 2012

Businessweek, April 9, 2012
Google Art Project may lure Israel Museum VisitorsBloomberg

Bloomberg, April 9, 2012
Google seeks Mona Lisa as online art embrace Van Gogh

The Jewish Voice, April 11, 2012
Google Art Project Highlights Israel Museum

Israel 21c, April 11, 2012
Israel Museum gets framed

Alliance Magazine, April 2012
Israel Museum Joins Google Art Project

Haaretz - April 3, 2012
Daniel Rauchberger
Israel Museum joins Google Art Project

The Jewish Chronicle - April 3, 2012
Jennifer Lipman
Israel Museum's collection goes online with Google's help

daylife.com - April 3, 2012
Israel Museum director James Snyder presents the Google Art Project

Bible History Daily - April, 6, 2012
Google and Israel Museum Create Virtual Museum Experience

MidnightEast - April 4
Ayelet Dekel
The Israel Museum joins the Google Art Project

The Google Art Project on television (Hebrew unless otherwise stated):
Channel 10 - Israel Museum available for virtual tour on Google Art project
Channel 1 - From today virtual tours in the Israel Museum straight from Google
Channel 9 (Russian)  - Israel Museum joins Google Art project
Channel 2 - Israel Museum on the map with Google Art project 

The Google Art Project on radio (Hebrew):
Galatz - Israel Museum Joins Google Art  project, launching virtual galleries with 520 collection highlights
Reshet Bet- Israel Museum Joins Google Art  project, launching virtual galleries with 520 collection highlights
Kol Israel - Israel Museum Joins Google Art  project, launching virtual galleries with 520 collection highlights 
Kol Israel "Giga Bet" Tech program  - Google expands its Art Project and adds the Israel Museum

Haaretz, April 11, 2012
And so to bed

Art Media Agency, April 13, 2012
Sharon Lockhart/Noa Eshkol at LACMA

Washington Post - March 20, 2012
Israel Museum receives 200 photographs by French photographer Eugene Atget

Haaretz - Jan 30, 2012
Smadar Sheffi
Eastern avant-garde:  Group exhibition “Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania,” Israel Museum, Jerusalem

New York Times - Jan 13, 2012
Carol Vogel
Surprise! Israel Museum Is Receiving a Richter

artdaily.org - Jan 16, 2012
Lily Safra donates Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild 849-3(1997) to the Israel Museum

Bloomberg - Jan 15, 2012
Calev Ben David
Lily Safra Donates Gerhard Richter Painting to Israel Museum

Art Daily Jan 12, 2012
Rubens masterwork featured in illuminating focus exhibition at the Israel Museum

Ynet News - Jan 5, 2012
Vlad Solomon
Exhibition ponders "why so many Jews?"

Haaretz - Jan 2, 2012
Yuval Saar
Israel Museum opens its doors to the curious minds of international artists

Co.Design - January 3, 2012
Suzanne Lebarre
10 Designers Who Follow the Muse of Curiosity

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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
denasc@imj.org.il 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 / jlondon@resnicowschroeder.com
212-6715154 / 5157