Curatorial Services | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem



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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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Guided Tours


Guided Tours

What's New in the Galleries?

Guided Tours

Synagogue Route

Guided Tours

Shrine of the Book and Model of Second Temple Jerusalem - weather permitting

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Opening Hours

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

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

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


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Ticho House

Sun to Thurs 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri and holiday eves 10 am - 2 pm
​Sat closed

10 HaRav Agan Street
Tel: 645 3746,

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

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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
Tel: 972-2-670-8811
Fax: 972-2-677-1332
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 
The Rockefeller Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 
Tel: for groups: 02 670-8074
Fax: 02 670-8063
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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; 
See Modern's website »

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;
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,


Anna Italian Café 

Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street
Sun – Thurs 9 am – 11 pm 
Fri 9 am – 3 pm 
Kosher dairy, Jerusalem Rabbinate 
Tel: 02 543-4144

Anna Italian Café »

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Museum Information
Please feel free to contact Museum Information with any questions.
Tel: 02 670-8811
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 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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Become a Member
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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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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.







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


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


Senior Citizen (Upon presentation of official Senior Citizen International ID)
(Cannot be purchased online)




Soldier / National Service (Upon presentation of suitable ID)


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


Free admission for children (aged 5 to 17) throughout August (does not apply to groups and does not include performances and workshops)


Leumi 1+1 cardholders, Discount on tickets purchased in advance on the Leumi Card website, (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.

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

Curatorial Services

Exhibition view Duchamp Magritte Dalí. Revolucionarios del signìlo XX, Obras maestras del Museo de Israel, Jerusalén, ©Jesús Varillas, courtesy of Arthemisia at Palacio de Gaviria, Madrid, Spain, April-July, 2018

Exhibition view Duchamp Magritte Dalí. Revolucionarios del signìlo XX, Obras maestras del Museo de Israel, Jerusalén, ©Jesús Varillas, courtesy of Arthemisia at Palacio de Gaviria, Madrid, Spain, April-July, 2018

Traveling  Exhibitions

The Israel Museum has been traveling exhibitions to museums worldwide for over two decades. As an encyclopedic museum of world-class standing, we are able to offer exhibitions on a broad range of subjects based on our rich and varied holdings, and develop each showing according to the hosting venue’s space and interest. Our traveling exhibitions enable dozens of museums all over the world from Europe to the Americas and the Far East, to allow their audiences to engage with IMJs unique collection of Works. Notable traveling exhibitions include Cradle of Christianity: Treasures from the Holy-Land; Chagall: Life and Love. Works from IMJ; Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress. From the Collection of The IMJ; as well as exhibitions which present selected works from our comprehensive collections of Dada and Surrealist art, and of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting and sculpture. In recent years our exhibitions have traveled to venues such as the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2009); Museum of Fine Arts and Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (2009 & 2013); The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2014); Chiostro del Bramante, Rome (2015); Jewish Museum, New York (2017); Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2018); and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris (2018) to name a few.
For information about hosting an Israel Museum traveling exhibition contact: Sivan Eran Levian   
See full list of traveling exhibitions.


Image Resources & Copyright Management Department  

We provide images for research, publishing and media projects for the Israel Museum and for clients from around the world. If you're looking for an image for the cover of your next novel, for illustrations for your publications, or for your website, you've come to the right place.

We also provide copyright management services for the Israel Museum, and welcome inquiries for image or text content licensing. We maintain a database of contact information for clearing artists' copyrights (and welcome updates from artists). The Israel Museum holds and manages the copyrights of the artist Anna Ticho and the photographers Nahum Tim Gidal, Alfred Bernheim, and Yaakov Ben Dov.

The department's services include:

  • Image bank of high resolution digital files, representing the Israel Museum's diverse collections
  • Reproduction rights licensing for all media
  • Coordination of locations for documentary filming, fashion photography, and other projects
  • Picture research referrals
  • Special photography requests 

All revenues benefit the Israel Museum, helping support our work and conserve our collections.

Images from our collection are also available through the Bridgeman Art Library - visit and enter $IMJ into the search box.

Conservation Department

Conservation and Preservation are actions taken to slow down or prevent deterioration of cultural heritage by control of their environment and, if necessary, their treatment. Restoration is an action taken to make a deteriorated or damaged artifact understandable, with minimal sacrifice of its aesthetic and historic integrity. The Conservation Department at The Israel Museum works alongside the curators to preserve, conserve and enrich our understanding of the physical aspects of its collections. The Department, established in 1963, strives for the continuous development of the collections' material knowledge, practical conservation expertise and professional collaborations both within and outside the museum. The department plays an important role in supporting the Museum's vision of widespread access to its collections, by providing expertise relating to the display and transportation of the collections to national and international exhibitions- whilst ensuring the collection's long term preservation.

The Conservation department includes the following specialized sections:

Preventive Conservation
Metals and Organic Object Conservation
Stone, Ceramics and Glass Object Conservation
Paper, Prints and Drawings Conservation
Painting Conservation
Textile Conservation
Wood and Decorative Surfaces Conservation

Contact details  02-6708881

Head of Conservation

Sharon Tager

Head of Paper, Prints and Drawings Conservation

Michael Maggen

Head of Stone, Ceramics and Glass Object Conservation

Andrei Vainer

Head of Metals and Organic Object Conservation

Irit Lev Beyth

Head of Painting Conservation

Ghiorah Elon

Acting Head of Textile Conservation

Yona Dresner

Head of Wood Conservation

Head of Decorative Surfaces Conservation

Ronen Dor


Michal Blanket-Ganor

IMAGINE - The Israel Museum's Collections

The Israel Museum's collections reflect the holdings of the curatorial wings; Art, Archaeology, and Jewish Art and Life, and the museum archives and information centers. The Museum operates a comprehensive system of digital collection management for the handling and processing of its holdings. The database documents the complete lifecycle of an item in the museum- from registration , through workflow documentation, restoration, shipping and exhibition preparation. IMAGINE, the in-house image search engine of the Israel Museum allows curators, conservators, registrars, and service personnel to enter and update data, and provides the different departments’ simultaneous access to centralized data.

In conjunction with the Chief Registrar’s Office, a customized, multilingual lexicon was constructed by the IMAGINE team and based upon museum legacy terms. The multilingual lexicon enables users and researcher to query the data in either English or Hebrew, and contains hundreds of thousands of terms. With all of the 500,000 objects in the database, the online collection includes some 20,000 museum objects and archival material. The archival information includes vast collections of material about Israeli art and artists, including 8,000 biographies, 40,000 worldwide collections and exhibitions, some 10,000 articles, and 600 videos.

 Many items are accessible to the public at the Museum’s website, where the collections can be searched to reveal cultural treasures from prehistory to contemporary times.