Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine
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A Palestinian family taken shortly after their exile to Jordan in 1949. From the family album of Abla and Alfred Tubasi. ©The Palestinian Museum
unten Suzan Hijab 1949-1950 in Alexandrien- Egypt
first National Museum opens today in the West Bank - a "cultural mothership"
drawing together pieces from a scattered and censored Palestinian history
As the London-based chair of the museum's taskforce, Omar al-Qattan explains,
Palestinians' mass expulsion and exile since 1948 has presented the greatest challenge to conserving and exhibiting their heritage. "Their built up environment, as well as their cultural patrimony, was either destroyed or confiscated by the new state," he says. "One must never underestimate the profound and decimating effect that forced exile and war have on a people - its memory, its customs, its oral history, its music and dance, its artisanal skill base. These are more vital than museum pieces and their destruction may quite fairly be termed as cultural genocide."
Omar al-Qattan ist der Direktor
Leiter ist vom Englische Museum Islam Abteilung
owe Jack Persekian for its high performance Happy After Oslo agreement
of 1994, I read about his new gallery in Jerusalem -
At that time I
had Peace Pictures acrylic series painted: As from the life in symbolic
language. Because I always think of the people who could learn little.
such works of Mir enables them to understand how from the mind not from
the daily hate. so it should be understood Oslo.If I so much early
work for the Arab world and particularly Palestine - Man looking for his
home. Jack took me open arms and much love and respect.
- little Acryl pictures "134" about the Happiness
of Oslo Dokument 1994. A Present for the aufhority government to treat
us well as people.
Seiden Faden auf Seiden Faden/
Exhibition opening Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6-9pm
Beirut Art Center organizes Unravelled, a group exhibition on BAC's top floor
As a part of Qalandiya International III programme the Palestinian Museum cordially invites you to attend a series of symposiums:
The Palestinian Museum in Context:
The Role of Museums Worldwide in the Early 21st Century
Sunday, 9 October | 15:30-17:30
at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
Speakers: Reem Fadda, Myriame Morel,
Dr. Mahmoud Hawari
Moderator: Vera Tamari
The Theme of the Sea in Palestinian
Art & Culture
Tuesday, 18 October | 15:00-17:00
at the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
Speakers: Dr. Salim Tamari, Khaled Hourani,
Dr. Ibrahim Abu Hashhash
Moderator: Fatin Farhat
At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery
Thursday, 20 October | 15:00-17:00
at the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit
Speakers: Rachel Dedman
(the exhibition curator),
Sliman Mansour, Farida Al Amad
Moderator: Tania Tamari Nasir
Guest of the symposium: Widad Kawar
In addition to the symposiums series, the Palestinian Museum organizes a set of tours around the museum.
For the Palestinian Museum full program at Qalandiya International, click hier
Views of Palestine from the air, Jerusalem. A closer view of the former Palestine Archaeological Museum. Source: Library of Congress.