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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...

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Museum in the Media 2013 - World Press December 26
Herodes der Große, Birgitte Jünger

Jewish Press - December 19
Israel Museum Buys 1,500-year-old Persian Coin Collection - December 31
Anat Rosenberg
Tourist tip #401 / Last chance to see 'Herod the Great' exhibit

Haaretz - December 29
Essence Magazine (cover and 4x4 article)

St. Louis Jewish Light - December 28
Now Showing

Canadian Jewish News - December 24
Four new exhibits open at Israel Museum

New York Times – Arts Briefly - December 20
Carol Vogel
A Pissarro for Sale

i24news TV - December 16
In English: 8:14 min
In Belgian: 9:30 min.

Times of Israel - December 19
Ilan Ben Zion
Israel Museum obtains world's first Jewish coin

In i24news

The Jewish Chronicle - December 16
Julia Weiner
London artist thanks Israel Museum at a gala dinner that raises £900,000

El Diario - November 10
Lanzan en español página de los Rollos del Mar Muerto

CNN Mexico - December 6
Belén Zapata 
Los rollos del Mar Muerto son traducidos al español en su versión digital

Art Daily - December 4
Israel Museum presents its winter exhibition season showcasing Israeli and international contemporary art - November 25
Israel Museum Presents its 2013-4 Winter Exhibition Season Showcasing Israeli and International Contemporary Art

Jerusalem Post - November 24
Barry Davis
4X4 at the Israel Museum

Times of Israel November 17
Jessica Steinberg
Get out of the routine

Times of Israel - November 16
Ilan Ben Zion
New moon takes the bull by the horns - November 18
Lolita Brayman
Tourist Tip #378 / The Billy Rose Art Garden at the Israel Museum

Jerusalem Post - November 22
Benji Rosen
Bright Lights

Jerusalem Post November 21
Barry Davis
The art of hearing and seeing November 7
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
Tourist tip #373 / Botticelli’s 'Annunciation' at the Israel Museum

The Forward – The Shmooze blog - November 6
Masha Leon
Botticelli Fresco Lures Celebs to Israel Museum - November 4
Fauve and Expressionist Masterworks

Jerusalem Post - November 22
Reuven Hammer
Tradition today: Herod the ‘Great’?

Jerusalem Post - October 29
Israel Museum’s latest exhibition, “Aircraft Carrier,” explores Israeli architecture beginning in 1973

Israel Magazine - October 28
Ausstellung mit Meisterwerken im Israel Museum verlängert

Wall Street Journal - October 26
Tom Freudenheim
Maimonides Would Have Approved

CODART eZine - October
CURATOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Shlomit Steinberg, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - October 17
Barry Davis
Digging into the Israel Museum

Times of Israel - October 20
Jessica Steinberg
An Israel Museum architect finally sees the light - October 16
Innovative Exhibition from Venice Biennale of Architecture on Display at the Israel Museum (blog) - October 11
Ilene Prusher
N.Y. architect visits Jerusalem, the city of a little too much light

IBA News - September 27
Arieh O'Sullivan
Pioneering Jewish Artists

RAI - September 18
Claudio Pagliara
La prima volta di Botticelli a Gerusalemme

i24news - September 17
Botticelli painting pilgrimage ends in Jerusalem

Haaretz - September 18
Sefy Hendler and Tomaso Montanari
Who Needs Botticelli in Jerusalem?

Jerusalem Post - September 18
Rachel Sarfati
Restoring the Fischach Sukkah

Times of Israel - September 18
Jessica Steinberg
Journey safely completed, Botticelli fresco unveiled at Israel Museum

Shalom Life - September 16
Daniel Koren
Italy Sends Botticelli to Israel After All

JTA - September 16
Italy proceeds with masterpiece loan to Israel

AFP - September 18
Painting by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli shown at Israel Museum after near delay

In Art Daily
In The Local (Italy)
In Israel National News
In News Daily

Reuters TV - September 18
Israel Museum Showcases Botticelli Fresco
In Blouin/Art Info

Associated Press - September 15
Reassured about Syria, Italy loans Israel a Botticelli work

Jerusalem Post - September 16
Israel set to receive Botticelli painting after all

Canadian Jewish News - September 17
Israel Museum Gets Gift - September 11
Eitan Buganim
Israel Museum receives Richard Avedon works

LA Times - September 9
David Ng
Israel Museum gets 74 Richard Avedon photographs

Cleveland Jewish News - September 9
Israel Museum announces landmark gift

Associated Press - September 9
Israel Museum gets Avedon works from NYC donors
Wall Street Journal
Kansas City Star
Miami Herald
Sacramento Bee
YNet News
Times of Israel

Jerusalem Post - September 8
74 works by Richard Avedon donated to the Israel Museum

Art Daily - September 7
Lauder, Gagosian and Avedon
Foundations collaborate to donate 74 works by Richard Avedon

New York Times - September 5
Carol Vogel
Richard Avedon Portraits Go to Israel Museum

Glass is more! - September 2
Yehudit Sasportas / ArTricks - August 30
Artistas judíos pioneros de Europa

The Forward - August 27
Tal Kra-Oz
Israel Museum's Herod Show is a King of Exhibitions

Deutche Welle radio - August 22
Ulrike Schleicher Sammlung Merzbacher: Später Triumph über die Nazis

The Jewish Press - August 20
Kite-flying Festival

The Jewish Voice - August 15
Tzvi Allen Fishman
Jerusalem Wine Festival Fills the Capital's Streets with Joy

The Independent - August 12
David Lister
Jerusalem Season of Culture: A cultural melting pot with no dividing walls

Ceska Televize - August 12

Jerusalem Post - August 8
Sam Sokol
A Maturing Wine Culture

Times of Israel - August 7
Sarah Sheafer
Capital uncorks a festival for oenophiles - August 5
Anat Rosenberg
Tourist tip #304 / Jerusalem Wine Festival

Jerusalem Post - August 4
Sammy Hudes
Raising a glass to Israeli wines in Jerusalem

Südwest Presse - August 1
Ulrike Schleicher
Werner Merzbacher zeigt seine Sammlung in Israel

Times of Israel - July 26
Jessica Steinberg
Israel Museum holds all-night arty party

Art Daily - July 26
Israel Museum in Jerusalem appoints Dr. Noam Gal as new Curator of Photography

Jerusalem Post - July 25
Ori J. Lenkinski
A night at the museum - July 23
Anat Rosenberg
Tourist tip #294 / Christian Marclay's 'The Clock'

Artcentron - July 23
Israel Museum Appoints New Curator of Photography

ArtInfo - July 23
Israel Museum Hires Noam Gal as its New Photography Curator

The Times of Israel - June 12
Debra Kamin
In his final exhibit, an emigre curator gets personal

Art Daily - June 4
Israel Museum presents major exhibition exploring influence of immigration on 20th-century photography

New York Times – International Herald Tribune Arts Guide
Elisabeth Hopkins
Displaced Visions: Emigré Photographers of the 20th Century 

JWire Australia - June 2
Visiting Israel? New exhibition at the Israel Museum

Haaretz - May 30
Ellie Armon-Azoulay
Israel Museum returns painting confiscated by Nazis to owner's heirs

Associated Press - May 29
Tia Goldenberg
Israel Museum finds owner of looted art
In Yahoo News 
In Washington Post 
In Huffington Post 

Art Daily - May 29
Israel Museum restitutes Impressionist masterpiece by German-Jewish artist Max Liebermann

Bloomberg - May 28
Catherine Hickley
Israel Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Liebermann
In San Francisco Gate 
In Business Week 

Times of Israel -  May 28
Matti Friedman
Israel Museum (briefly) returns painting seized by Nazis

Times of Israel - May 28
Matti Friedman
News of Dead Sea Scrolls for sale highlights complex legal status - May 31
ArTricks exhibition

Christian Broadcasting Network May 18
Chris Mitchell and Julie Stahl
"I am Gabriel": Ancient Stone on Display in Israel

ArchDaily - May 18
Israel Museum / James Carpenter Design Associates

Jerusalem Post - May 14
Greer Fay Cashman
Snyder accepts Guardian of Zion award

Israel 21c - May 13
Viva Sarah Press
13 must-see museums in Israel (International Museums Day)

Jerusalem Post - May 8
Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg
Jerusalem the Beautiful

Tablet Magazine - May 1
Menachem Kaiser
Herod's Edifice Complex

AP - April 30
Daniel Estrin
Mysterious Hebrew Stone Displayed in Jerusalem
In Huffington Post
In Herald Tribune
In The Washington Post
In ABC News
In the Times of Israel

Haaretz - April 30
Nir Hasson and the Associated Press
'I am Gabriel' stone goes on display at Israel Museum: Dating from time of Dead Sea Scrolls, stone describes an apocalyptic vision of an attack on Jerusalem.

Fox News - April 30
Associated Press
Mysterious Hebrew stone depicts archangel Gabriel, called a 'Dead Sea Scroll in stone'

Haaretz - April 30
Nir Hasson and AP
N.Y. and Israeli museums to share rare handwritten copy of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Art Daily - April 30
Rare 15th-century illuminated manuscript jointly acquired by The Israel Museum and The Metropolitan

New York Times (ArtsBeat) - April 29
Carol Vogel
The Met and Israel Museum Buy Illuminated Jewish Manuscript Before It’s Auctioned

Associated Press - April 29
Ula Ilnytzky
NY, Israel museums jointly buy Hebrew manuscript
In Huffington Post
In San Francisco Chronicle 
In Wall Street Journal
In The Seattle Times 
In Washington Post
In Cache Valley Daily

Bloomberg - April 29
Katya Kazakina
Metropolitan, Israel Museums Buy Steinhardt Mishneh Torah

Independent - April 29
James Legge
550-year-old Jewish holy book Mishneh Torah - which was expected to make $5m at auction - bought by museums in New York and Jerusalem

The Forward – The Arty Semite - April 29
Anne Cohen
New Homes for Rare Maimonides Manuscript

Times of Israel - April 29
Matti Friedman
Rare Renaissance manuscript acquired by Israel Museum, Met

Arutz Sheva - May 1
Gabriel Stone on Display at Israel Museum

The Algemeiner - April 29
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Israel Museum Purchase 15th Century Mishneh Torah

JTA - April 29
Museums buy Steinhardts’ medieval Jewish manuscript for record price
In Times of Israel 

Jewish Week - April 29
Sandee Brawarsky
Israel Museum And The Met Acquire Prized Mishneh Torah From Steinhardt

Jerusalem’s Israel Museum and the Met Go Halfsies on 15th Century Illuminated Torah

Haaretz - April 19
Andrew Esensten
London-born philanthropist Bernice Beare Rosenberg dies at 84

Amotz Asa-El
Shards of a Reputation - Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey

The Atlantic - March 18
Jeffrey Goldberg
What Obama's Ideal Day in Israel Would Look Like, vs. the Dispiriting Reality

New York Times Latitude blog - Feb 19
Shmuel Rosner
Deconstructing Herod

Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News - Feb 19
Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
Israel Museum Debuts King Herod Exhibit - Feb 18
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
Tourist tip #167 / Herodium, home of the most reviled monarch in Judea

BBC - Feb 16
Yolande Knell
Modern politics overshadows Israel’s historic Herod exhibit 
Video: Herod exhibition provokes dig row

Bloomberg - Feb 14
Calev Ben-David
Biblical Baddie Herod Gets Royal Treatment in Israel Show

Bloomberg - Feb 13
Israel Museum to Show Herod as 'Imperial Leader'

Jerusalem Post - Feb 14
Liat Collins
My word: Of kings and Shakespeare

Jewish News One - Feb 13
New King Herod Exhibit at Israel Museum - Feb 14
Asher Schwartz
King Herod's Israel Museum

CBS Korea - Feb 13
Seok Pyo Koh

Biblical Archaeology Review - Feb 13
Suzanne Singer
Herod the Great – The King's Final Journey

Palm Beach Daily News – The Shiny Sheet - Feb 17
Shannon Donnelly
Palm Beach party aids American Friends of the Israel Museum

Midnight East - Feb 14
Angela Levine
A Yearning for the Sublime at the Israel Museum

Haaretz - Feb 10
Moshe Gilad
King Herod reigns at Israel Museum

The Forward - Feb 10
Laura Hodes
Israel Museum Exhibition Focuses on the Act of Creation

The Jerusalem Post - Feb 10
Shmuel Browns, Bonna Devora Haberman
Monumental enough for Herod the Great?

Wall Street Journal online - Feb 1
David Kaufman/Lauren Burst
Insider's View of Jerusalem

The Art Newspaper - Jan 31
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger
Herod blockbuster puts control of West Bank site into spotlight

CNN Travel - Jan 29
Netta Ahituv
10 of Israel's best museums

Israel museum to exhibit reconstructed tomb in first major exhibition on biblical King Herod
Daniel Estrin, AP
In The Washington Post - Jan 15
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
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.

ArtInfo - January 17
King Herod's Tomb Moved to Jerusalem

Catholic Online - January 18
Israel Museum to Host Spectacular King Herod Exhibit

Israel National News Herod's Tomb to be Displayed in Israel Museum
Herod's Tomb to be Displayed in Israel Museum

Arutz 7 - January 17
Herod's Tomb to be Displayed in Israel Museum

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

Guiarte - January 16
Muestra sobre Herodes el Grande

Antiques and the Arts - January 8

King Herod's Tomb Moved to Jerusalem
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 The Israel Museum in the Media Archive

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


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