Private events and special productions

When did you last enjoy a magical evening in the shade of monumental Picasso and Henry Moore sculptures, celebrate a cocktail party by the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem or mingle with friends and colleagues among ancient masks and rare Judaica objects?

This is not just any "space," not just "a ballroom," neither is it another "location." It's The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel and one the world's leading museums, invites you to hold your next event here. The Crown Plaza overlooking the breathtaking Jerusalem landscape, the private home of art collector Charlotte Bergman, the Second Temple Courtyard with the magnificent Art Garden, and the impeccably designed galleries; these are just some of the possible settings where you can host all kinds of functions in a unique atmosphere while assuring that the particular needs of your event are met.

The rich collection spanning from the cradle of civilization until today, the spectacular museum displays, the elegant spaces and stunning design – all these add a special dimension to experiencing an event at the Israel Museum.

The range of different spaces are ideal locations for prestigious events, professional and international conferences, and social events, both during daytime and when especially opened in the evening for your event. The halls and meeting rooms are fully equipped for all types of events and the experienced Museum production staff will help you tailor your event to your wishes and according to your specific needs. The productions team is available both before and during the event and are ready to meet all your requirements.

The Museum considers the Museum content as integral to its events and requires that it is incorporated in events hosted here.
The Museum does not host weddings.

Neta Cohen, Head of Special Events Department
+972-2-6708895; Fax: +972-2-6708008; events@imj.org.il

Omer Tsur, Private Events Coordinator
+972-2-6708970; +972--6264264; omerts@imj.org.il

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Art Garden

100 - 2000 participants

The Billy Rose Art Garden. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The Billy Rose Art Garden, designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, synthesizes Jerusalem's landscape with a Japanese Zen garden. The Garden's collection features works by such great artists as Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Robert Indiana. The Garden's special atmosphere together with the exceptional art works becomes an incomparable setting for any event.

You can hold a reception, dinner celebration, concert, or conference in the Art Garden.

Upper Entrance Hall

Up to 300 participants

The upper hall. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The Museum's upper entrance foyer provides a setting for particularly elegant events. The hall offers a quiet space, luxurious and elegant, surrounded with art works. This unconventional space becomes the backdrop to a successful event in any format you choose: an evening cocktail hour, conference venue, dinners, and receptions.

Crown Plaza

Up to 800 participants

Anish Kapoor, Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem, 2010. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

This Plaza is located at the highest spot in the Museum, overlooking the Art Garden in the west, the Valley of the Cross to the east, and perched just opposite the Israeli Knesset with a view of Jerusalem neighborhoods on the horizon. Events can be held outdoors to enjoy the spectacular views, the open space and, of course, the fresh Jerusalem air.

The Second Temple Model Courtyard and the Shrine of the Book Complex

Up to 700 participants

Model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period is an integral part of the Shrine of the Book complex, and recreates Jerusalem at the height of its glory in 66 CE. At dusk, the model is seeped in Jerusalem's magical atmosphere and enjoys a unique view of the city's skyline. The site is suitable for dinners and receptions complemented by a lecture or performance in the adjacent Dorot Auditorium, or a "live marketplace" reenacting daily life in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Events can host from 50 guests in an intimate event or up to a 700 participants for a spectacular extravaganza.

The Bergman House

The private home of international art collector - Charlotte Bergman suitable for 10 to 90 guests

The Bergman. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Beaver Rosenberg, Ben Menachem

The house, built in the 70s on the Museum premises as a work of art in its own right, overlooks the scenic Valley of the Cross towards the Knesset. The original works of art collected by the Bergmans during their lifetime create a setting that befits a gala event for connoisseurs.

Visitors are invited to tour the rooms of the house dedicated to works of art made by the collectors' closest friends: Pablo Picasso, Christian Dior, Henry Moore, and others. Suitable for a variety of events such as private dinners, cocktail parties, or launches.

Ticho House in downtown Jerusalem

20-250 participants

Ticho House. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

Ticho House, in Jerusalem's city center, is one of the first houses built outside the Old City walls. Artist Anna Ticho lived in this house with her husband, legendary ophthalmologist Dr. Abraham Ticho. Already in their day, the house was a hive of social and cultural activity.

As a token of her love for the city, Anna Ticho bequeathed the house, his collections and library to the people of Jerusalem to serve as a center for art and recreation. The Ticho House has been recently re-opened after many months of conservation work and renovations.

The ground floor rooms, which had previously served as a restaurant, are now converted to galleries. They combine the splendor of rooms built 150 years ago with modern museum infrastructure. The library on the upper floor is the perfect location to host a lecture or concert combined with a tasty meal in the on-premises restaurant and enjoy the garden.

Springer Auditorium

Up to 325 participants

Springer Auditorium. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The Auditorium is located on the Museum 'thoroughfare' next to the entrances to the permanent renewed exhibitions. Guests coming into the Auditorium pass through the wings and exhibitions enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the museum as they arrive.

The Auditorium and performance stage is equipped with a professional sound system and lighting, a podium, and a green room for artists.

The hall seats approximately 325 but still manages to retain its pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Suitable for concerts, conferences, seminars, and lectures.

Dorot Auditorium

Up to 100 participants

Dorot Auditorium. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The splendid new Shrine of the Book auditorium, adjacent to the Second Temple Model, features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. It is suitable for conventions, lectures, performances, and special events.

Patron's Lounge

Up to 70 participants

Patron's Lounge. Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner

The Patron's Lounge, with glass walls overlooking the Museum's Art Garden, is suitable for conferences, lectures, workshops and meetings with refreshments. Audio-visual equipment is on hand.

Rockefeller Museum

Up to 200 participants

Courtyard, Rockefeller Museum. Photo © Chris Weiss

One of Jerusalem's architectural masterpieces, the Rockefeller Museum was built in the days of the British Mandate (1930's). Merging western and eastern traditions, the magnificent building houses archaeological collections of rare beauty.

The Museum is suitable for a variety of events, including receptions in the entrance hall, guided tours, and dinners around the pool in the inner courtyard.