On the Map Cartographic: Images of the Holy Land

December 1, 2008-March 22, 2009

Location: Ruth Youth Wing Library

Curator: Orna Granot

Objects decorated with the map of Israel, such as a pencil-case, a package of cookies, and the blue box of the Jewish National Fund, were displayed here together. The map which adorned these items and the rest of the pieces in this exhibition was not geographic or topographic; it was an artistic representation and a cultural emblem. While the borders of the maps reflected the historical time in which they were drawn, changing borders were not the focus of this exhibition. The items presented here reflected shifting tastes and passing trends with one objective: to increase familiarity with the land and to strengthen love of the land in experiential, educational, and aesthetic ways.