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Accessibility

We strive to make the Museum as accessible as possible for disabled visitors
  • Marked handicapped parking is available near the main entrance to the Museum, and the Second Temple Model.
  • An audio system for the hearing-impaired is available at ticket counters.
  • Counters are wheelchair accessible.
  • Discounts on admission to holders of a disabled identification card.
  • Discounts on admission to wheelchair users (admission is free to an escort).
  • Free admission to blind and visually impaired visitors and their escort.
The Campus
  • Entrance to the Museum and interior passages are wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs and lockers are available in the entrance pavilion.
  • A cloakroom and folding chairs are available near the elevators.
  • A transit vehicle for four is available to those who have difficulty walking through the Route of Passage.
  • Elevators, stair lifts, and ramps are available in the various galleries (* there is no Shabbat elevator)
  • Museum’s restaurants and shops are wheelchair accessible.
  • Maps in various languages are available (details at the Information Desk).
  • Wheelchair accessible stalls are available in rest rooms.
Art Garden
* The Art Garden is inaccessible to wheelchair users (observation points overlook the garden).
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Events All of Today's Events

Guided Tours

Ai Weiwei Maybe, Maybe Not

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Opening Hours

Hanukkah
19.12 Tues, 10 am - 9 pm
13-19.12 Free entrance for children under 18 in memory  of Bessie rose Guberman, Canada

Free entrance for soldiers doing compulsory military service and for those doing National Service, courtesy of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum

Free entrance for children under 18 (excluding groups and workshops) on Tues and Sat thoughout the year, courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and David and Inez Myers, Cleveland, Ohio

Rockefeller Museum is closed on Tues, Fri, and Holiday Eves
Ticho House is closed on Saturdays

 

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Locations

Ticho House
Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 am – 5 pm
Wed 10 am – 9 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves 10 am – 2 pm
Sat closed.
10 HaRav Agan Street
Tel: 645 3746,
ticho@imj.org.il
Rockefeller Museum
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am – 3 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Tues, Fri and Holiday Eves
27 Sultan Suleiman St.
Tel: 628 2251
fawziib@imj.org.il
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Directions and Transportation

Find Us
The Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem on 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Hakyria, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117
Jerusalem, 9171002
Israel
Tel: 972-2-670-8811
Fax: 972-2-677-1332
Transportation
By Bus
Bus lines: 7, 9, 14, 35, 66
Direct from Tel Aviv, line 100 from Shapirim Junction Parking
Information and schedules »
or dial Kol Kav *8787
By Car
Parking for cars and bicycles outside the Museum
GPS - Avraham Granot Street
WAZE - Israel Museum
Parking available for Museum visitors. Limited number of parking spaces.
Museum visitors are requested to retain entrance tickets, or receipts from Museum stores, or restaurants for presentation at the exit booth of the parking lot.
Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street, Jerusalem
Free entrance 
Tel: 02 645-3746 
email: ticho@imj.org.il
The Rockefeller Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 
email: fawziib@imj.org.il
Tel: for groups: 02 670-8074
Fax: 02 670-8063
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Dining

Modern
Modern, the Museum's kosher meat restaurant, is designed in an early modernist style. It offers contemporary Jerusalem cuisine and a rich collection of quality wines. Adjoining a plaza and overlooking the Valley of the Cross, this restaurant specializes in hosting private and business events. 
Modern is kosher meat, under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. Dining in the restaurant does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open: Sun, Mon, Wed,Thurs from 11:30 am - 5 pm, Tues 11:30 am - 11 pm, Fri 10 am - 2 pm 
For inquiries: 02 648-0862.
To arrange events: 054-778-8558; 054-304-0279; events@modern.co.il 
See Modern's website »
 

Mansfeld
Mansfeld, the Museum's dairy cafés, are named after Al Mansfeld, the first architect of the Israel Museum and winner of the Israel Prize for Architecture for his design of the Museum. The café's rich menu includes home-baked goods, cakes, sandwiches, salads and hot dishes. The café is suitable for hosting private events.
Mansfeld is kosher dairy under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. 
Dining in the café does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 8 am - 5 pm | Tues 8 am - 9 pm | Fri 8 am - 2 pm. 
For inquiries: 02 563-6280; Fax: 02 561-8399; cafe@mansfeld.co.il
To arrange events: 054-884-7133 or 050-997-8800
See Mansfeld's website »
 


Chic Café
Chic Café is a dairy café located at the entrance to the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Model. The menu includes fine coffee and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads (soups in the winter), cakes, ice cream and snacks. 
Dining in the café does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open Sun Mon Wed Thurs 8 am - 5 pm; Tues 8 am - 6 pm; Fri 8 am - 2 pm, Sat 8 am - 5 pm 
Cafe Tel: 02 633-2555, yossi.stark@gmail.com
 

Anna Italian Café 

Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street
Sun – Thurs 1 pm – 11pm 
Fri 12 pm – 3pm 
Kosher dairy, Jerusalem Rabbinate 
Tel: 02 543-4144 
host@annarest.co.il

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Services

Museum Information
Please feel free to contact Museum Information with any questions.
Tel: 02 670-8811 info@imj.org.il
Cloakroom and folding chairs
A cloakroom and folding chairs are available at the end of the Route of Passage, next to the elevators. Please inquire at the Information Desk.
Wheelchairs and disabled access
Wheelchairs are available in the Entrance Pavilion. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details. Much of the Israel Museum is wheelchair-accessible, and an ongoing renovation program continues to improve access for the disabled. Wheelchair-accessible places include the entrance pavilion, the Shrine of the Book, and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. Download the PDF accessibility map of the campus. Accessibility in the Museum »
Parking
Parking available for Museum visitors. Limited number of parking spaces. Museum visitors are requested to retain entrance tickets, or receipts from Museum stores or restaurants for presentation at the exit booth of the parking lot. Bicycle parking Available in the entrance plaza of the Museum
Audio guides
Audio guides for some permanent exhibitions in selected languages are included in the Museum entrance fee and are available at the Entrance Pavilion. The exhibitions include: The Shrine of the Book, the Second Temple Model and the Art Garden. Audio guides are also appropriate for hearing impaired visitors.
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Museum Stores

Shop online

We are committed to bringing you the best that Israel has to offer. Whether you’re looking for exquisite jewelry made with materials unique to Israel, organic farm-fresh preserves, world-renowned Dead Sea skincare or home décor from internally acclaimed Israeli artists, we’ll send it to you straight from Israel.

Go Shopping »

Take the Museum experience home with you

Everyone buys gifts, but only at the Israel Museum shops do they come with a story. Each story reveals a new, and exciting world - all inspired by from the vast and unique collections of the Museum, from both the permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions. Discover the story behind specially-produced articles to make your your Museum experience linger on.

* Special benefits and discounts for Museum Members and an additional 10% discount on all products.

Be inspired
Discover items inspired by the Shrine of the Book, the Ahava (Love) sculpture from the Art Garden, a wide range of Judaica items; Hanukkah menorahs, wine cups, candlesticks, and more. Choose from the many children's products, as well as the exclusive and distinctive jewelry created by top Israeli and international designers.
Museum Stores
The three stores are located: at the entrance to the Second Temple Model, on the central cardo of the Museum opposite the Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery, and the main store in the entrance pavilion. No entrance fee required to the main store and parking is free!
Israel Museum Products, Ltd.
Israel Museum Products, Ltd. is an Israel Museum commercial corporation which operates three stores on the Museum campus. The company holds exclusive rights to create products for the Israel Museum inspired by the Museum's collection of unique items and temporary exhibitions. The company is committed to the inclusion of disadvantaged sectors, both in its stores and among workers involved in the product development and manufacture, in cooperation with various foundations and the Ministry of Economy and Industry. Special benefits and discounts for Museum Members and an additional 10% discount on all products.
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Members

Become a Member
For annual Membership fees »
Sign up online »
Benifits, discounts and special activities
Check the Member's Page for ongoing Membership benefits: exhibitions pre-openings just for members, special lectures, guided tours in the Museum and at other cultural institutions, discounts and more.
Give a Museum Membership to those you love - the gift that people love to get.
Purchase a membership for a friend and gain an additional month on your own membership for free. Please call for more details Tel: 02 670-8855
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Tickets

Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets online to the Museum and events Full-cost tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. Please note that discount tickets for children and youth, students, seniors, disabled visitors, IDF soldiers, National Service personnel, repeat visits within three months, and Jerusalem Resident cardholders are available only at the box office.
Free admission in August

Free admission for children until the age of 17 on Tuesdays and Saturdays (not for groups and does not include performances and workshops)

Tickets

NIS

Adults

 54

Students

 39

Children and teens (aged 5 to 17)  Free on Tues and Sat  (except groups and workshops)

 27

Senior Citizen (Upon presentation of official Israeli Ezrach Vatik or International ID)
(Cannot be purchased online)

 27

Disabled

 27

Soldier / National Service (Upon presentation of suitable ID)

Free

Repeat Visit (within 3 months) (No double discounts)

 27

Jerusalem Resident Cardholder

 46

Leumi 1+1 cardholders, Discount on tickets purchased in advance on the Leumi Card website, (No double discounts)
Isracard customers 50% discount, Code must be downloaded from the Isracard app/site, (No double discounts)

Please note: Tickets to the Museum are valid for two years from the date of purchase.
For information about special cultural events and purchasing tickets online »
Free audio guide for hearing impaired visitors included with all tickets. Group visits for people with special needs »

Terms and conditions
  • Tickets may be purchased online only at full cost for adults
  • Collection of tickets is conditional upon presentation of the credit card used to purchase the tickets
  • A ticket is valid until the stub is torn from the ticket or until the bar code is scanned at the entrance to the Museum
  • A ticket is valid only for one admission and one reentry on the day of the visit
  • There are no multiple discounts
  • Admission tickets to the Museum do not include admission to events, performances, or workshops to which additional fees are charged
  • Possession of an admission ticket only permits the visitor to enter the Museum campus 
  • Tickets may be collected at the ticket office or at automated ticket vendors, located at the Museum Entrance Pavilion

Friends of the Israel Museum

 

  SUPPORT THE MUSEUM  

We appreciate your gift to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and can offer an Israeli tax deductible receipt. If you require a receipt for tax deduction in a country other than Israel, please consider directing your gift through one of our International Friends associations. If you require any additional assistance, please contact Laura Gilinski, Deputy Director for International Relations and Development at lauragi@imj.org.il or +972-544-353550. 

INTERNATIONAL PATRONS contribute $3,000 annually. Their names appear in the Israel Museum Journal. Patrons receive invitations to the annual International Council and international events around the world, and an International Art Pass entitling free entry to several American and European museums.

GUARDIANS contribute $7,500 to sponsor a week in honor of the person or occasion of their choice. Their contribution subsidizes entrance fees for children, students, soldiers, disabled persons, and senior citizens. Guardians' names are published in connection with the sponsored week.  Guardians receive all benefits of Patrons as well as a catalog and free entrance for a year.

All annual gifts of $2,000 upwards not earmarked for the categories above are recorded as Donor contributions. Donors are listed in the Israel Museum Journal, and Donors are invited to all events of their local Friends' organization.

Cumulative gifts over a period of time totaling $100,000 and up are recognized in three special categories with contributor names permanently inscribed on their specific category wall of the Museum's Donor Court. Contributors in these categories receive all donor benefits and their names are published in each edition of the Israel Museum Journal and all other supporter lists

SPONSORS are those donors who contribute cumulative gifts of $100,000 - $249,999.

BENEFACTORS are those donors who contribute cumulative gifts of $250,000 - $999,000.

FOUNDERS represent the highest category to be reached in the Israel Museum. They contribute cumulative gifts of $1,000,000 upwards.

If you are interested in pursuing possible avenues of involvement, please contact  imintrel@imj.org.il   and we will be in touch with you shortly. 


 

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International Friends Calendar

Focus on our Friends

The amazing success story of the Israel Museum can be attributed to our ever-growing network of International Friends who support our activities in a number of ways. Here are some highlights of Friends events around the world.

Israeli Friends Gala

Some 500 guests got a behind the scenes glimpse of the Museum at the recent Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum Secrets and Seeds Gala. Museum friends visited the conservation laboratories, learned about the process of researching ancient Andean textiles, and encountered new perspectives about current exhibitions from IMJ curators. Lightning lectures on the Bible, European painting, a secular haggadah, and a multidisciplinary work of art rounded out the evening.

IMJ Sukkot Open House

Seventy friends from around the world participated in the IMJ Sukkot Open House which took place on October 9. Following a light snack in the Museum Sukkah, participants enjoyed a tour of the newly opened Jerusalem in Detail exhibition led by architectural historian David Kroyanker, whose research inspired the exhibition. After Chief Archaeology Curator Haim Gitler presented Faces of Power: Roman Gold Coins from the Victor Adda Collection, attendees visited Museum storerooms for a sneak preview of new antiquities finds not yet on display.

French Friends 

On October 3, the French Friends enjoyed an exceptional breakfast at the Parisian home of Baron Eric and Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild, special longtime friends of Les Amis.

AFIM CELEBRACION Gala

The AFIM CELEBRACION Gala took place on October 2 at Cipriani 42nd Street with over 425 guests in attendance. The event was chaired by Lisa Kaufman and Pam and Ed Pantzer. Guests were greeted at the entrance by a mariachi band, and enjoyed music throughout the evening by Migguel Angello. Israeli singer-songwriter and activist David Broza, whose music blends modern pop and Spanish music, gave a special surprise performance. 

The Italian Friends of the Israel Museum (AIMIG)

The Italian Friends of the Israel Museum (AIMIG) hosted a group of 37 friends from around the world for a tour of the Venice Biennale led by IMJ Chief Curator of Fine Arts, Mira Lapidot. A highlight of the trip was a visit to Hadassa Goldvicht's The House of Life installation, presented at Palazzo Querini Stampalia—an IMJ collaboration with Meislin Projects. Participants also toured the city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto with Guido Beltramini, Director of the International Center of Architecture Studies and a world expert on Palladio.

Canadian Friends

On August 9, the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum Toronto hosted the "One Night Only" POP-UP Museum curated by David Moos. The “Museum,” designed in a custom-built home by Matthew Sapera Fine Homes, featured artwork from some of Toronto’s top collections. The event raised funds for free entrance to the Israel Museum for Israeli children. Present were Darren Sukonick, CFIM Board Member; Maureen Cogan; Laura Gilinski; Caurie Glickman, CFIM Board Member; Wendy Eisen, CFIM National Co-Chair; James Snyder; Tamara Fine, CFIM Board Member; Pearl Berman, CFIM National Director; and Elliott Eisen, CFIM National Co-Chair (pictured left to right).

Austrian Friends (AFOTIM)
Austrian Friends founding Chair Thaddaeus Ropac and Co-Chair Sylvia Liska brought some 75 international friends together for this sixth annual gathering during the Salzburg Festival in July. Highlights of the rich program included the premiere of the La clemenza di Tito opera by Mozart, a welcome dinner at the famous Goldener Hirsch Restaurant hosted by Sylvie Liska, and a Gala Dinner and auction, which took place at the Haus für Mozart. The three-day program included exhibition previews and openings; meetings with artists; and lunches graciously hosted by Richard Feigen and Isabelle Harnoncourt-Feigen, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. 

International Council 2017

International Council 2017 - Festive Dinner and Concert at Ticho House. Dinner and See the Sounds: Classical Music Festival concert at Ticho House featured world-renowned harpist Xavier de Maistre, baritone Christopher Maltman, and the National Chamber Choir Marin Madrigal of Romania  
International Council 2017- Gala Dinner. Dancing at the IC Gala. Our festive IC Gala dinner featured stunning video art, a bold June tone pallet, and a 70's theme.

American Friends (AFIM)

American Friends (AFIM) Spring Luncheon, New York- April 2017. Gala Co-chairs (L-R): Lisa Kaufman, Pamela and Edward Pantzer; Maureen Cogan; James Snyder; and Stacey Bronfman. AFIM's annual Gala raised more than $2.3 million for the museum. The Gala theme was NOW, celebrating dynamic landscape of art and culture in Israel today while referencing trends in contemporary Israeli Cuisine. 

Brazilian Friends (AABIM)

Brazilian Friends( AABIM)- art workshop for the younger generation- April 2017. Brazilian Friends (AABIM) held private visit for children which included a hands on art workshop at the Sao Paulo Bienal

Italian Friends (AIMIG)

The AIMIG Gala Dinner at the Palazzo Clerici included an auction of modern and contemporary art by Italian and Israeli artists

French Friends ( Les Amis)

French Friends ( Les Amis) Gala at the Pavilion Vendome, Paris- March 2017. The gorgeous March 2017 Paris Gala drew 200 guests. Friends and artists from France and abroad included the Israel Ambassadress to France Aliza Bin Noun, director of the Centre Pompidou Bernard Blistene, , avid contemporary art collector Laurent Dumas, Baron Eric de Rothschild, director of Christian Dior Sylvie Rousseau, Natalie Rykiel, president of Sonia Rykiel, and artist Christian Boltanski. The successful Gala auction included bestselling pieces by Adel Abdessemed, Fabrice Hyber, Friedrich Kunath and Sigalit Landau.

South African Friends (SAFIM)

South African Friends (SAFIM) VIP program at the Art Fair, Cape Town- February 2017. Chief Art Curator of the Cape Town Art Fair 2017, Tumelo Mosaka, welcomes SAFIM members to their private visit. Cape Town members enjoyed a VIP experience including tickets to the vernissage opening night, a networking breakfast with gallerists, artists, and collectors; a guided tour; and a panel discussing on investing in art. 

German Friends


German Friends studio visit- January 2017. The Annual Meeting of our German Friends took place in Berlin as part of a rich weekend program of cultural activities. German friends and other guests enjoyed visiting art studios, special dinners, and an exclusive guided tour of the restored 18th century Berberini Museum in Potsdam

British Friends (BFAMI)

British Friends (BFAMI) 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner- January 2017. The elegant setting of BFAMI's 70th Anniversary Gala. Celebrated through a gala dinner and an auction; which included works by prominent, emerging Israeli artists, including the guest of honor Ron Arad.

Swiss Friends

Swiss Friends Gala Dinner with celebrated Israeli singer Rita- December 2016. The Swiss Friends annual Gala Dinner at the Kunsthaus Zurich on the theme of glass and light in the collection of the Israel Museum. The evening included performance by Israeli singer Rita, and an auction featuring works by leading international contemporary artists 

 

Limited Editions Commissioned by the Israel Museum

In 2005, the Israel Museum's International Council Co-Chair, Marion Naggar, initiated a series of special commissions by cutting-edge artists to be sold in exclusive limited editions for the benefit of the Museum. Following the success of the commissioned works by Damien Hirst (2005 – Sold Out), limited editions have been released by Yinka Shonibare, MBE, (2007), Ron Arad (2008), Liza Lou (2010), William Kentridge (2011– Sold Out), Arik Levy (2014), Jeff Koons (2015– Sold Out), Olafur Eliasson (2016) and most recently Ai Weiwei (2017)

To purchase a limited edition of any of the works below, please contact Carina Auerbach at carinaue@imj.org.il, +972-2-670-8890

 

Hands without Bodies, 2017, Ai Weiwei 


Porcelain, life-sized (approx. 50 x 20 cm), edition of 50. Price: $50,000
Hands without Bodies is a life-sized work done in celadon-glazed porcelain, reflecting the artist’s deep commitment to the belief that the future of humanity relies on the strength of the connections between people.


 

Ai Weiwei, 2013, Hans Werner Holzwarth

Hardcover, clothbound, wrapped in a silk scarf, 33 x 44 cm, 724 pages,  edition of 1,000 + 200 APs. Price: £900
This book, signed by the artist, is the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, it explores the artist’s particular brand of expression and activism over more than 700 pages of images and text.


 

Your Reversed Berlin Sphere, 2016, Olafur Eliasson

Color print on Fuji crystal archive II paper (matte) mounted on dibond, color-effect filter glass, glass, wood frame, 92.7 x 92.7 cm, limited edition of 40. Price: $20,000
Your reversed Berlin sphere was commissioned by the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum in consortium with Benefit Print Project to mark the Museum’s 50th Anniversary


 

Seated Ballerina, 2015, Jeff Koons

​Wooden sculpture (46 x 43 x 25 cm), produced in an edition of 50 + 10 APs in commemoration of the Museum's 50th Anniversary year in 2015. Seated Ballerina is priced at $50,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). All pieces are signed and numbered.


 

Illusion, 2014,  Arik Levy

Series of unique, mouth-blown sculptured vases in silvered and colored art glass (40 x 20 cm). The silver vase is an edition of 40 + 2 APs, priced at $10,000 and the colored vase is part of an edition of 20 + 2 APs, priced at $15,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). All pieces will be signed by the artist and issued a certificate of authenticity.
 
 
Glass Water Jug, 2012, by William Kentridge

Followed the retrospective exhibition, William Kentridge: Five Themes Glass Water Jug (25 x 24 x 18 cm) is signed WK and numbered, and is available at $22,500 (excluding VAT and shipping). 


 

Gather Forty, ​2010, Liza Lou 

Series comprised of 40 individual sculptures featuring gold-plated beads threaded onto 400 individual strands of stainless steel wire and bound into a single sheaf (25 x 12 cm) to create a circular field. The sculpture is available for $22,500 (excluding VAT and shipping) and is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.


 

Culture Flower, ​2007, Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Image  courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery

A delicate bouquet of hand-made fabric flowers arranged in a hand-blown opaque black glass vase. (30 x 27 cm). The exuberant bouquet of gardenias, camellias, peonies and roses is made from the artist's signature African fabric. Each flower has been hand selected by the artist from a different batik cloth, and in each arrangement in this edition of 40, the choice of fabric flowers is varied, making each piece unique. The work is priced at $30,000 (excluding shipping and VAT) and includes a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist. 


 

PizzaKobra Light, 2014, designer and architect Ron Arad

 

Small masterpiece of art technology that can be transformed from a flat coil into a unique object of fluid design and can be positioned into a variety of configurations. PizzaKobra is part of an edition of 40, available at $15,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). Each piece is signed by the artist and numbered.


Traveling Loans and Exhibitions

Selected Loans 
 
United States
​Highlights of the Archaeology Wing, on extended loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority

The Regensburg Pentateuch from Germany

Mishneh Torah from northern Italy (jointly owned by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Exhibition: Jerusalem in the Middle Ages

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

September 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017

 

Selected Exhibitions

Germany
A Brief History of Humankind

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

November 22, 2016 – March 26, 2017

 

 


Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum

The Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum is dedicated to developing and cultivating relations between the Museum and its community of friends and supporters in Israel. The Association strives to bring its members closer to the broad and diverse activities of the Museum and, in turn, its members promote the Museum and its programs to a wider audience. The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution and only encyclopedic museum in Israel, and is today considered to be one of the leading museums in the world. Its holdings include the world’s most comprehensive collections of archaeology of the Holy Land and Jewish Art and Life, as well as significant and extensive holdings in the Fine Arts, ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Art. Its dynamic Department of Israel Art houses major works by veteran artists, as well as works by young contemporary artists. The Museum is also home to the Shrine of the Book housing the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls, a five-acre Art Garden, and a large and active Youth Wing for Art Education.

Those wishing to join the Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum should note that 80% of membership fees are recognized as a tax-deductible donation. Several membership options are offered, all of which carry the following benefits:
 

  • Free admission for four family members to the Israel Museum, including the Shrine of the Book, as well as to the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
  • Invitation to curator-led guided tours of new exhibitions after regular Museum hours – for members only
  • Invitation to special cultural trips abroad, including viewings of private collections (supplementary fee required)
  • Group visits to private collections and museums in Israel
  • Meetings with Israeli artists
  • Invitation to the Museum’s International Council (supplementary fee required)
  • Discounts to films, concerts, and performances at the Museum
  • Discounts at the Museum shops and restaurants, including the Ticho House restaurant
  • Invitation to new exhibition openings
  • Mailings of the Museum’s quarterly Events Calendar and bi-annual Israel Museum Magazine
  • Use of the Israel Museum Art Library

Membership Options

Friend (annual donation of NIS 1,500) All of the benefits listed above

Israeli Patron (annual donation of NIS 4,000) All of the above benefits, plus listing in the internationally distributed annual Israel Museum Journal

International Patron (annual donation of NIS 12,000) All of the above benefits, plus listing in the internationally distributed annual Israel Museum Journal. International Patrons also receive a Guggenheim Art Pass granting free admission, for two, to several major museums abroad.

Guardian (annual donation of NIS 30,000) Guardians sponsor a week in honor of the person or occasion of their choice. Their contribution subsidizes admission fees for children, students, soldiers, the disabled, and senior citizens. The Guardian’s name appears on a plaque in the Museum’s Entrance Pavilion for the duration of the sponsored week, as well as in the Israel Museum Journal. Guardians receive all of the above benefits and a Guggenheim Art Pass granting free admission, for two, to several major museums abroad.

Individual Registration Form (in Hebrew) »
Business Registration Form (in Hebrew) »



Honor your friends with a contribution to the Israel Museum A personalized certificate acknowledging your donation towards educational and youth activities at the Museum (for a contribution of at least NIS 180) will be issued by the office of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum: 02-670-8815, 02-677-1344; learo@imj.org.il