Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum today has, in a relatively short
time, achieved world class status with collections ranging from
prehistoric archaeology through contemporary art and with a dynamic
roster of temporary exhibitions, publications, and educational activities.
It is the leading cultural institution in Israel and is one of the
largest encyclopedic museums in the world.
Its terraced complex, comprising nearly 50,000 square
meters and a six-acre sculpture garden within its twenty-acre campus
attracts over 950,000 visitors each year, about a third of them
international tourists and including nearly 100,000 children in
the educational programs at its Youth Wing. The Museum is committed
to the preservation, study and display of its collections, fosters
education for its public from within Israel and abroad, utilizing
its extensive holdings of the world's pre-eminent collection of
the archaeology of the Holy Land, the world's most comprehensive
collections of Judaica and the ethnology of the Jewish people around
the world and its fine art holdings from Old Masters in European
Art through international contemporary art.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tel: 972 2 6708811
Fax: 972 2 65631833
The Israel Museum
campus encompasses several museums in one:
To answer specialized
needs of the public, in addition to the exhibitions, the Israel
Museum provides the following facilities and services:
Three Israel Museum "satellites"
are located outside the main campus: