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The Museum keeps its doors open with the help of its Guardian friends:
Dorothea Goulde April 25 - May 1
The Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation May 2-8
Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen May 9-15
Susan and Michael Gelman May 16-22
Jayne and Harvey Beker May 23-29

Gallery Talks courtesy of the Morton L. and Barbara Mandel Fund

Looking In, Looking Out Donors to the 2010 Exhibition Fund: Ruth and Leon Davidoff, Mexico City and New York, Hanno D. Mott, New York, The Nash Family Foundation, New York

Women's Tales Ticho House Fund
The Song of the Sea Donors to the 2010 Exhibition Fund: Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond J. Learsy, Aspen, Colorado, Hanno D. Mott, New York,The Nash Family Foundation, New York

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Dear Visitors:

Excitement is in the air at the Israel Museum, as we near completion of our major campus renewal project and look forward to our public opening in July 2010. Designed jointly by James Carpenter Design Associates and Efrat-Kowalsky Architects, our renewed campus features new public spaces, facilities, and services; expanded and reorganized exhibition galleries; and a comprehensive reinstallation and reorganization of our encyclopedic holdings in our three collection wings.

As the project enters into its final phase and our permanent galleries remain closed, we invite you to participate in our continuing programs in the Shrine of the Book, Model of Second Temple Period Jerusalem, and Ruth Youth Wing, and to enjoy the beauty of the Billy Rose Art Garden. We wish you a pleasurable visit, and we urge you to return this summer to experience the new and renewed beauty of our completed campus and our full program of exhibitions and activities.

James S. Snyder
Anne and Jerome Fisher Director

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Campus Renewal

Olaf Eliasson, Whenever the rainbow appears, Installation rendering, image courtesy of James Carpenter Design Associates

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           Visiting


The Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book are open:


Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 5 pm; Tue 4 - 9pm; Fri and holiday eves 10 am - 2 pm; Sat and holidays 10 am - 5 pm

Shavuot hours: Tues May 18, 10 am - 2 pm; Wed May 19 10 am - 5 pm; No guided tours on Shavuot

Free entrance for children aged under 18, on Tues and Sat, courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and the David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

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

Guided Tours in English Meet in the Entrance Pavilion unless otherwise stated

Shrine of the Book: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 1 pm; Tues 4:30 pm; Fri, Sat 11 am
Jerusalem Model: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am

Tours in French - Mon 11 am; Tours in Spanish - Thurs 11 am

Guided group tours: To arrange guided tours in various languages for private groups, organizations, and delegations, call 670-8884.

To arrange guided tours for adult education centers, institutions of higher learning, and school groups, call 670-8805.

Wheelchairs are available at the Entrance Pavillion. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details.

Please Note: As the campus renewal project enters into its final phase, only the Shrine of the Book Complex is wheelchair accessible. Access to the Art Garden may be limited on certain days. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

Coat check services and folding chairs are available in the Youth Wing. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details.

Programs are in Hebrew unless otherwise indicated.

  Today's guided tours
  General information about guided tours

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117, Jerusalem 91710
Tel. (02) 670-8811
Fax (02) 677-1332

Buses: 9, 9a, 17, 24, 24a


Audio guide in selected languages available free of charge in the Entrance Pavilion Audio guide
is suitable for the hearing impaired
Audio guide for hearing impaired     Bicycle Parking     

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           Shrine of the Book Complex
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             Graduates of the Israel Museum Tryptichon art matriculation course for high school students outside the Shrine of the Book


An enlightening journey through another era awaits you at the renewed Shrine of the Book complex. Explore the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period; experience the spirit of the time in an original film presentation; and visit the heart of the complex, the Shrine that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and unique manuscripts of the Bible. In our new Information and Study Center, you can extend your journey by taking a detailed virtual tour of the Model and Shrine or digitally browsing the Dead Sea Scrolls. A seminar room situated in the complex may be booked in advance for meetings and other events.

  About the Shrine of the Book
  Virtual Tour of the Shrine of the Book

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            Detail from a Torah Scroll, 10th or 11th century, Collection of Stephan Loewentheil, New York

Special Exhibit

Piecing Together the Past - Ancient Fragments of the Song of the Sea
The Bible, the cornerstone of the People of the Book, was copied by scribes, interpreted by sages, and studied by generations of Jews from all walks of life. The nation’s respect for the Book of Books was also demonstrated by its desire to keep the manuscripts physically intact. This was not always possible, however, due to the hardships they experienced. Very few Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible have come down to us from the "Silent Period" – between the 2nd century, when the last of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, and the 10th century, when the Aleppo Codex was produced. The discovery of a biblical manuscript, particularly one that served in synagogue services during the "Silent Period," is therefore a rare occasion. Two such fragments of the book of Exodus, originating in the same Torah scroll written during the 7th or 8th century – the Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript and the London Manuscript – found their way, many years later, into different collections. Here they are displayed together for the first time, alongside a fragment of the book of Exodus from the late 1st century BCE, discovered in Qumran, and another fragment of Exodus dating to the 10th or 11th century CE. Featuring excerpts of Exodus 15:1–19, these scrolls are among the earliest testimony to the Song of the Sea. The London Manuscript and the medieval fragment are on loan from Stephan Loewentheil, New York; the Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript is on permanent loan from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Shrine of the Book entrance


Gallery Talk May 5 Tues 7 pm with Adolfo Roitman, Head of the Shrine of the Book (In Hebrew); No extra charge; meet in the exhibition


English guiding
Sun and Mon 1 pm - 2 pm except Mon May 3; Tues 4:30 - 5:30 except during Shavuot May 18;
Wed 1 pm - 2 pm except May 5 and during Shavuot May 19; Thurs 1pm - 2 pm; Fri and Sat 11 am - 12 noon; Meet in the Entrance Pavilion


Audio guide
-
available in Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish

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              Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period


Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period

This 50:1 scale model, covering nearly one acre, evokes ancient Jerusalem at its peak, meticulously recreating its topography and architectural character in 66 CE, the year in which the Great Revolt against the Romans broke out, leading to the destruction of the Temple and the city in the year 70. The model, a Jerusalem cultural landmark, was originally built at the initiative of Holyland Hotel owner Hans Kroch in memory of his son Jacob, who fell in Israel's War of Independence, and it opened on the grounds of the hotel in 1966. In 2006 it was transferred to the Israel Museum campus, and here it offers a concrete illustration of the period documented in the Dead Sea Scrolls, when Rabbinic Judaism took shape and Christianity was born, and makes a striking visual connection to the Shrine of the Book and the symbols of modern Israeli statehood that surround it.

   Virtual Tour of the Jerusalem Model


English guiding Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 am - 12 pm except during Shavuot May 19
Meet in the Entrance Pavilion;

Audio guide - available in Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish


Films: A Human Sanctuary and Rebirth

A Human Sanctuary (20 mins.) tells the story of three young men who lived in the Land of Israel at the end of the Second Temple period - their trials and tribulations, and their hopes and dreams. This feature film about the Judean Desert sect is based on information drawn from ancient texts and archaeological finds.

Rebirth
(5 mins) documents the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the construction of the Shrine of the Book.

In the Dorot Auditorium; Hebrew with English subtitles and German, Spanish, French, and English simultaneous translation (earphones); A Human Sanctuary and Rebirth are screened on the hour, on weekdays (not holidays)

No extra charge; For details, call 02- 6332566

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             Basket fragment from Khirbet Qumran, 1st century BCE - 1st century CE, in the Shrine of the Book


The Shrine of the Book - Upper Level

The Shrine of the Book is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeological artifacts from Qumran, and rare medieval manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. This internationally renowned building was designed by Frederick Kiesler and Armand Bartos, who succeeded in integrating its architectural symbolism and the unique objects it houses to create a sense of the sublime. The upper level of the Shrine contains a permanent exhibition about the daily life of the Judean Desert sect and the ideology that led its members to view themselves as a human sanctuary. At the center of this display are the Dead Sea Scrolls: sectarian texts that present this ideology, together with the oldest biblical manuscripts in existence.

   About the Dead Sea Scrolls


English guiding
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 1 pm; Tues 4:30 pm, Fri, Sat 11 am except during Shavuot May 19;
Meet in the Entrance Pavilion


Audio guide in Hebrew, Audio guide English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish

Audio play Available in the Entrance Pavilion
Audioguide


Shrine of the Book - Lower Level
A Wandering Bible: The Aleppo Codex

The amazing story of a codex that was created in Tiberias in the 10th century, traveled to Egypt and then to Syria in the Middle Ages, and returned to Israel in the 1950s. This ancient book, the most authoritative manuscript of the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible, is displayed together with other rare biblical manuscripts and related Jewish and Islamic objects.

   About the Aleppo Codex


Audio guide
in Hebrew, English, French, Russian, Arabic, and Spanish

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           Art Garden
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             Robert Indiana 'Ahava' (Love) 1977 1, Steel | Photo Zohar Gafni


The Billy Rose Art Garden
, designed by Isamu Noguchi as a unique blend of Zen principles, Mediterranean setting, and Western art, is considered one of the world's great sculpture gardens and has been a delight to visitors for over forty years. Works by contemporary artists are added on a regular basis, and the garden offers an experience of the major developments in modern sculpture, from the late 19th century to the present, featuring such masterpieces as Henry Moore's Vertebrae, and James Turrell's Space That Sees. Among the other artists represented are Alexander Archipenko, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, David Smith, and Mark Dion.

The Art Garden will be closed during the month of May. Catalogue available.

   About the Art Garden


Audio guide
in Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish

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           Exhibitions
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             Keren Assaf, color photograph in Looking In, Looking Out


Looking In, Looking Out: The Window in Art

From May 7

The window has featured as a motif in art for thousands of years, both in eastern and in western culture. It continues to be present in contemporary art, where it has become imbued with new meanings. The window serves as a lookout for the artist; sometimes it is a metaphor for an entire world, sometimes for a partial, fragmentary view of it. Through it, we get a glimpse of the artist's soul, or of the lives of other people, invading their space, and in so doing perhaps escaping real life for a while. The window functions as a barrier between inside and out – a transition point between the artist and reality, between the viewer and the artwork. Running as a leitmotif in the exhibition, the window leads the visitor on a journey through the artists' gaze onto the world, their surroundings, and their own inner reality. The exhibition opens a window onto the Museum's extensive collections, as well as presenting works on loan created by artists in Israel and abroad.

In the Youth Wing

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Winners of the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children's Book, 2010

From May 14

Original illustrations by the prize winners are on display in this exhibition. Ofra Amit is the gold medal recipient for her illustration of the book Wings by Maya Hanoch. The silver medalists are Orit Bergman for The Locomotive, Lena Guberman for Yirmiyahu Street, Natalie Pudalov for Gaya and Banjo Save the World, and Yirmi Pinkus for The Fisherman and the Goldfish.

In the Youth Wing Library

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               Vered Kaminski, Brooch, 1990, Stones and nickel silver


Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers

The jewelry artists featured in this exhibition – Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel, and Deganit Stern Schocken – have chosen jewelry as an appropriate medium for personal comment. Although all sought inspiration in their local surroundings as well as in their personal life, these four artists have developed very distinctive styles. While Eshel-Gershuni and Knobel use figurative imagery to relay their personal experiences and memories, the works of Kaminski and Stern Schocken are more abstract in form and focus on the process. Following singular journeys of self-discovery, these four women artists have made major contributions to the field of avant-garde jewelry making in Israel. This exhibition – now presented in Israel after traveling to several venues across the United States from 2006 to 2008– is a joint project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Racine Art Museum (RAM) in Wisconsin.

In the Ticho House

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Piecing Together the Past - Ancient Fragments of the Song of the Sea

The Bible, the cornerstone of the People of the Book, was copied by scribes, interpreted by sages, and studied by generations of Jews from all walks of life. The nation’s respect for the Book of Books was also demonstrated by its desire to keep the manuscripts physically intact. This was not always possible, however, due to the hardships they experienced. Very few Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible have come down to us from the "Silent Period" – between the 2nd century, when the last of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, and the 10th century, when the Aleppo Codex was produced. The discovery of a biblical manuscript, particularly one that served in synagogue services during the "Silent Period," is therefore a rare occasion. Two such fragments of the book of Exodus, originating in the same Torah scroll written during the 7th or 8th century – the Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript and the London Manuscript – found their way, many years later, into different collections. Here they are displayed together for the first time, alongside a fragment of the book of Exodus from the late 1st century BCE, discovered in Qumran, and another fragment of Exodus dating to the 10th or 11th century CE. Featuring excerpts of Exodus 15:1–19, these scrolls are among the earliest testimony to the Song of the Sea. The London Manuscript and the medieval fragment are on loan from Stephan Loewentheil, New York; the Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript is on permanent loan from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Shrine of the Book entrance

Gallery Talk May 5 Tues 7 pm with Adolfo Roitman, Head of the Shrine of the Book (In Hebrew); No extra charge; meet in the exhibition
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           Youth Wing

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              Haime Fenichel, Home Box, 2002-2005, Ytong block


Exhibition in the Youth Wing

Looking In, Looking Out: The Window in Art

From May 7

The window has featured as a motif in art for thousands of years, both in eastern and in western culture. It continues to be present in contemporary art, where it has become imbued with new meanings. The window serves as a lookout for the artist; sometimes it is a metaphor for an entire world, sometimes for a partial, fragmentary view of it. Through it, we get a glimpse of the artist's soul, or of the lives of other people, invading their space, and in so doing perhaps escaping real life for a while. The window functions as a barrier between inside and out – a transition point between the artist and reality, between the viewer and the artwork. Running as a leitmotif in the exhibition, the window leads the visitor on a journey through the artists' gaze onto the world, their surroundings, and their own inner reality. The exhibition opens a window onto the Museum's extensive collections, as well as presenting works on loan created by artists in Israel and abroad.

In the Youth Wing

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              Photograph by graduate of Israel Museum Tryptichon art matriculation course for high school students

Recycling Workshop
Recycling Workshop
Where ecology meets art. Come experiment with a variety of materials collected from factories.

Opening a Window on Recycling - In conjunction with Looking In, Looking Out. Come open windows using recycled materials; Tuesdays 4-7 pm; Ages 3-9; NIS 10 per child; For details, call 670-8963

Archaeological Tell
Children and their parents can follow the path of the artifact from discovery to display, and try their hand at digging, reconstruction, and restoration. Under the guidance of an archaeologist, they will examine authentic and reconstructed archaeological finds.

Open during regular Museum hours

          Summer Marathon

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Participants in Israel Museum summer programs, 2009

Summer Marathon - For children who love art

Painting and sculpture for graduates of kindergarten through grade 7
Photography, comics, theater, classical animation, and design using recycled materials for graduates of grades 4–6
First session July 5–23 NIS 1750; Second session July 26 - August 8 NIS 1300

Digital Music and remix for graduates of grade 8 and above
June 26 - July 8 NIS 1300

Multimedia workshop for graduates of grade 8 and above: digitial music and remix, digital photography, Photoshop processing, animation, and computer art using Painter software
July 11–29 NIS 1750; NIS 650 per week

Sun – Thurs; 8:30 am – 1:30 pm; Registration begins May 16; call 670-8960, 677-1302 Space is limited!

New! No need to wake up early!
The Portrait: Painting What's Inside by Looking at What's Outside for graduates of grade 10 and above
With Ziv Lenzner, July 11– 22; 2 – 6 pm, NIS 1300
; Registration begins May 16; call 670-8960, 677-1302
Space is limited!

2010 "Coffee and Cake" Summer Courses for Teachers

Recognized as enrichment courses for teachers; Nine or 10 intensive days (excluding Fridays) 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Fee includes yearlong Museum membership

10 Techniques in 10 Days With Corina Kay and guest instructors; From July 4; Registration: 623-6066

The Portrait in Art With Lihi Sapir and guests; From July 4; Registration: 622-2464

The Secrets of Portrait Painting With Ziv Lenzner; From July 18; Registration: 622-2464

Master Painters With Lihi Sapir and guests; From July 18; Registration: 622-2464

Digital Art With Tami Bezaleli-Shochat; From August 8; 2–7 pm; Registration: 670-8860

 

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            At The Youth Wing library | Photo Benni Maor

Library


Open: Sun, Wed, 10 am - 2 pm Mon, Thurs 1- 5 pm Tues 4- 7 pm, Tel. 670- 8952 ywl@imj.org.il
The library will be closed on Shavuot May 18-19

Exhibition in the Youth Wing Library

Winners of the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children's Book, 2010

From May 14

Original illustrations by the prize winners are on display in this exhibition. Ofra Amit is the gold medal recipient for her illustration of the book Wings by Maya Hanoch. The silver medalists are Orit Bergman for The Locomotive, Lena Guberman for Yirmiyahu Street, Natalie Pudalov for Gaya and Banjo Save the World, and Yirmi Pinkus for The Fisherman and the Goldfish.


Lecture in English
by Peter Sis On the occasion of the Ben-Yitzhak Award ceremony, the renowned Czech-born American illustrator will discuss his work; Friday May 14; 12 noon; In the Youth Wing Auditiorium


Mondays in the Library

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Big Art, Little Artists
In this series of meetings with Michal Kerer, storytelling inspires children to create their own works of art.
4:30 pm; NIS 25 For ages 4-6

Big Art for Bigger Artists
For slightly older children, who are either new or continuing in the program
5:30 pm; NIS 30 For ages 7-9

Tuesdays in the Library

May 4 Flames and Fire - Story, movement, and art in celebration of Lag B'Omer with dancer Alit Etrog Hieman
May 11 Temple Offering - Special story in celebration of Jerusalem Day with Omer the Storytelle
May 25 Story in the exhibition: Looking In, Looking Out With Michal Sepia


   To the Youth Wing Library (Hebrew)

   To the Youth Wing Library catalogue
   To the Program of Story-Hour Program at the Library (Hebrew)

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             Soldiers in the Art Garden in conjunction with the Guided Visits to the Israel Museum, Jerusalem project


Group Tours

The Israel Museum has developed a variety of programs and guided tours for groups. The tours revolve around the content of the exhibitions and are adapted to the needs of each group. The Israel Museum offers guided tours of the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, the Shrine of the Book, the Sculpture Garden, and Ticho House, as well as workshops and activities for kindergartens, schools, groups (including people with special needs), and those celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Tours revolve around the content of the exhibitions and are adapted to each group.

To arrange guided tours for groups: Tel. 6708884, emilia@imj.org.il
To arrange guided tours for educators and schools: Tel. 6708805, navas@imj.org.il


Honor your friends with a contribution to the Israel Museum




A personalized certificate confirming your donation towards educational and youth activities at the Museum
(for a contribution starting at IS 180) can be obtained at the office of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum (IFIM):

To become a Friend of The Israel Museum - Click here

To become a Corporate Member of The Israel Museum - Click here

670- 8815, 677- 1344;
Learo@imj.org.il

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          Events


All educational and cultural activities for the public taking place in the Museum are within the framework of
THE SANDRA ROTMAN CULTURAL PROGRAM


Lectures and Special Events
Tel. 670- 8813; 670- 8960


Special Event
In conjunction with the International Writers Festival

Meeting in Town Authors Yoel Hoffman and Dror Burstein and musician Amir Lev discuss moods, literature, and things that are nameless

Mon May 3; 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Ticho House Garden; 9 Harav Kook Street; NIS 60; Students and Senior Citizens NIS 50; Tickets through Bimot only! 623-7000; www.bimot.co.il

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          Ticho House


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              Esther Knobel, A Kit for Mending Thoughts, 2005, 18k and 24k gold, silver, paper, tin


From April 25

Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers


The jewelry artists featured in this exhibition – Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel, and Deganit Stern Schocken – have chosen jewelry as an appropriate medium for personal comment. Although all sought inspiration in their local surroundings as well as in their personal life, these four artists have developed very distinctive styles. While Eshel-Gershuni and Knobel use figurative imagery to relay their personal experiences and memories, the works of Kaminski and Stern Schocken are more abstract in form and focus on the process. Following singular journeys of self-discovery, these four women artists have made major contributions to the field of avant-garde jewelry making in Israel. This exhibition – now presented in Israel after traveling to several venues across the United States from 2006 to 2008– is a joint project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the Racine Art Museum (RAM) in Wisconsin.

In the Ticho House

   To the exhibition website

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            Anna Ticho


9 HaRav Kook Street; Tel. (02) 624- 5068; ticho@imj.org.il
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs; 10 am - 5 pm; Tues 10 am - 10 pm; Fri 10 am - 2 pm
(upper level open from 12:30 pm on Fridays)
The restaurant is open on Sat night after Shabbat until midnight.


Special Event
In conjunction with the International Writers Festival

Meeting in Town Authors Yoel Hoffman and Dror Burstein and musician Amir Lev discuss moods, literature, and things that are nameless; Mon May 3; 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Ticho House Garden

Anna Ticho: Works on Paper
A survey of the main subjects in Anna Ticho's work reflecting stylistic changes over the years


Weekly Musical Events
In the "Little Jerusalem" Restaurant

Jazz, Wine, and Cheese

With the Rosh Ba'Rosh Quartet - Every Tuesday at 8:30 pm

"Ktzat Mehakol"

Gentle music played on a variety of instruments - Every Thursday at 8 pm

Light Classical Music
String Quartet - Every Saturday at 8 pm

Reservations: Tel. (02) 624- 4186


Art Library


Open: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs; 11 am - 6 pm; Tues 2- 6 pm; Fri 10 am - noon

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          Concerticho


Fridays at 11 am; IS 45; Members, soldiers, students, and senior citizens NIS 35
www.pearl-music.co.il (052) 326- 5915


May 7

Leonid Spivak – piano
Works by Chopin

May 14
Dina Zemzov - violin

Dora Polyakov - piano
Works by Brahms and Hindemith

May 21
Olga Malakhovsky – oboe
Ilya Trost – cello
Bella Kirkuzov - piano

Works by Beethoven

May 25
Yuri Logatchov – piano
Works by Mozart and Chopin


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          Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
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              Rockefeller Museum


Thousands of artifacts arranged in chronological order, ranging from prehistoric times to the Ottoman period, including a 9,000- year-old statue from Jericho, gold jewelry from the Bronze Age, and much more. The story of the Rockefeller Museum is told in a richly illustrated booklet, published in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

   West Meets East: The Story of Rockefeller Museum


27 Sultan Suleiman St. Tel. (02) 628- 2251 Buses 1, 2

Guided Tours in Hebrew and English
Get there with Shuttle Bus from the Israel Museum
Individuals (not groups): Mon and Wed (except on holidays); leaves from Israel Museum entrance at 11 am,
estimated return at 1:30 pm; limited space; advance registration required, call 670- 8811

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm; Sat 10 am - 2 pm (in Hebrew)
English guiding Mon, Wed 11:30 am except during Shavuot May 19 Shuttle bus departure and return as above

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          Members' Corner

              Restoration of the Aleppo Codex in the Israel Museum Restoration Laboratories

Dear Members, The renewed Israel Museum opens its gates in Summer, 2010! The Membership Office occasionally changes its offers; please see updates below. (Your Membership card is personal and bears your name. Please bring it with you on your Museum visits.
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New!
Out of the Showcase
A series of lectures followed by a brief tour brings visitors together with the Shrine of the
Book’s treasures – manuscripts and special displays and spaces. Under the auspices of the Dorot Foundation Information and Study Center.

From the Diary of a Conservator
A demonstration of conservation methods as applied to ancient scrolls and manuscripts, such as the fragments of the Song of the Sea and the Aleppo Codex. With Michael Maggen, Head of the Israel Museum's Paper Conservation Laboratory.

May 25; 5 pm Shrine of the Book Seminar Room; No extra charge; Limited space; For registration, call 670-8855


Guided Tour of Museums in Ashdod

We will begin with a visit to the Corinne Maman Ashdod Museum and a guided tour of the exhibition of photography, video art, painting, ceramics, and weaving by contemporary artists. The works all share a "woven" grid and are inspired by the Museum's permanent archaeological exhibition, The World of the Philistines.
Followed by a guided tour of the photography exhibition by Bezalel graduates at the Ashdod Museum of Art, Monart Center. The trip will conclude with a tour of the city's outdoor sculptures.

May 7 Friday; 8 am; Departure from the Museum parking lot; NIS 80 per person Fee includes light breakfast, organized transportation, guided tour of both museums, and guided sculptural tour of the city; Limited space; For registration call 670-8855


10% discount at the Museum shop and cafe, and at the Ticho House restaurant

Rockefeller Archaeological Museum - Free shuttle bus Register in advance Tel. 670- 8811

The Jerusalem Khan Theater
25% off yearlong membership; 50% off individual tickets; Discount available at
the theater box office on presentation of valid membership card; For details call 671- 8281

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - IBA
20% off yearlong membership; For details call 566- 0211

Subscriptions to Eretz Aheret NIS 200 instead of NIS 240; For details call 621- 6112

Museum Members and Members of the Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum (IFIM)
are invited to visit the following free of charge - On presentation of a valid membership card:

In Jerusalem
Bible Lands Museum (Tel. 561- 1066)
Museum on the Seam (Tel. 628- 1278)

In Haifa
Haifa Museum of Art, Tikotin, Museum of Japanese Art,
The National Maritime Museum, Haifa City Museum


The Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center / Western Wall Tunnel Tours
(Tel. 627- 7550) - 50% off the full ticket price; www.pami.co.il

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          The Museum Shop
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The shop is open during regular hours and from 10 am on Tuesdays; Telephone 633- 2556

50% discount off a selection of posters and greeting cards
30% discount off select catalogues

During the month of April 30% discount off Passover articles, including the Bird's Head and Floersheim Haggadot

Dear Members, Remember to redeem the coupons you received with your membership purchase.

To the Museum Shop

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          Visiting

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
71117, Jerusalem 91710
Tel. +972 2 670- 8811
Buses: 9, 9a, 17, 24, 24a
Website:
www.imj.org.il

Museum Shop and Cafe
Museum's shop and cafe are open during regular hours and on Tuesdays from 10am. The cafe is closed on Saturdays and holidays.Cafe tel.633- 2555; Shop tel. 633- 2556 shop@imj.org.il

IFIM Office
Tel. 670- 8815; 677- 1344 Email: learo@imj.org.il

Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs;
The Arturo Schwarz Dada and Surrealist Library;
The Norman Bier Section for Maps of the Holy Land

By appointment only
Prints and Drawings, Schwarz Library, and Map Section: Tel. 670- 8853
Photographs: Tel. 670- 8843
Library
Closed to the public


Computerized catalogue:
http://israelmuseum.exlibris.co.il
Email: library@imj.org.il

Events
To reserve tickets,
call 670- 8985
ronip@imj.org.il

The Gabriel Sherover Information
Center for Israeli Art

Located in the Youth Wing
Wed 10 am - 2 pm
By appointment only
Tel. 670- 8018
The Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center for Judaica and Jewish Ethnography
By appointment only
Tel. 677- 1304

Membership Office.
Tel. 670- 8855
Email:
members@imj.org.il

Youth Wing
Tel. 670- 8835
youthmus@imj.org.il
Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls
Information and Study Center, in
Memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider

Closed to the public until the Museum's
reopening this summer
For further information, call 02- 6332564

Volunteers Organization
Office Tel. 670- 8925
volunteers@imj.org.il

 

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