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Did You Know? Museum Stories

Did You Know? Museum Stories

A new series that illuminates lesser-known facets of the Israel Museum, presenting the Museum and its exhibits from a slightly different angle.

 

 

Did You Know? Museum Stories | Shattering the Myth

 

Stone A variety of traditions and customs are practiced at Jewish weddings; one involves shattering a wine glass on a special Huppah Stone.

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | The Language of LOVE

 

Love can come in many languages, colors, and forms. Which kind of love did Robert Indiana sculpt for the Israel Museum Sculpture Garden?

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | Size Matters

 

A logo is a graphic symbol adopted by an organization to identify itself. The Israel Museum logo carries some special, unexpected meanings.

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | Scroll Down

 

How did the architects of the Shrine of the Book incorporate a safety bunker in the initial design of the showcase displaying the Great Isaiah Scroll, discovered in Qumran in 1947?

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | A Touch of the Past

 

Many tools used by prehistoric man have been found at sites in Israel; among these are polished stone handaxes made hundreds of thousands of years ago.

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | Mystery of the Lost Fire

 

Water and fire, black and white, round and square: these opposing concepts were all to be integrated in the Shrine of the Book’s architectural design.

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | From Cochin to Jerusalem

 

What can an abandoned Jewish synagogue be used for?

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | Whenever the Rainbow Appears

 

We need light in order to see color. Artist Olafur Eliasson combines the two in a unique way in his artwork Whenever the Rainbow Appears.

 

 


Did You Know? Museum Stories | Olympic Nudity

 

The Olympic Games in ancient Greece were an exclusively male event; women weren't allowed to participate, and the men were required to compete in the nude.