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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

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

ArtInfo – In the Air-April 30

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

The Wall Street Journal - March 26

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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 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.

ArtInfo - January 17, 2013
King Herod's Tomb Moved to Jerusalem

Catholic Online - January 18, 2013
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, 2013
Herod's Tomb to be Displayed in Israel Museum

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

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


The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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