What’s On
 April and May 2019
Theme:Ecosystem




Curator’s Tour
With Dr. Tina Sherwell

Saturday, April 6, 16:30 – 17:30
Saturday, May 11, 13:00 - 14:00
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 - 11:00
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 - 11:00

Don’t miss the chance to join the tour of our Intimate Terrains exhibition with Dr. Tina Sherwell. Together we will explore a long history of representations of Palestinian landscape and its topographical changes over the years relating to political, social and environmental transformations from an artistic perspective, where landscape has been, and remains, an essential part of Palestinian cultural practices. In a complex and charged context about the Palestinians' relationship to their land, the exhibition explores how landscapes was represented by Palestinian artists over the decades in order to raise personal and collective questions and interpretations of Palestinians’ relationship to place and their dreams and visions of the landscape. 

Dr. Sherwell has carried out an expansive and intensive research on Palestinian art and visual culture and has produced numerous texts on the works of many Palestinian artists. Throughout this exhibition, Dr. Tina Sherwell will share with us her academic research allowing for a new and comprehensive understanding of the history of contemporary Palestinian art and its relationship to land and location.

For organisational purposes, please register here 



Steve Sabella, No Man’s Land I, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.


Objects-In-Focus
Kan Yama Kan (Once Upon a Time)

Artist: Steve Sabella
Saturday, April 6, 17:30 - 18:30

Steve Sabella is an award-winning artist, writer and public speaker from Jerusalem, Palestine based in Berlin  since 2010 whose work confronts his experience of occupation, and life-long pursuit of liberation. In his artist talk he will present his new multimedia installation The Palestinian Story, the new monumental collage The Great March of Return, and will screen the video art piece that recently premiered on the opening night of the Gaza International Video Art Festival. These new works will be contextualised by previous series including the surreal triptych No Man’s Land (on view at the Palestinian Museum), 38 Days of Re-Collection, photographs of an Israeli occupied house handprinted on paint peeled from the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, Settlement: Six Israelis & One Palestinian, and more.

For organisational purposes, please register here 



Sliman Mansour, Yaffa, 1979. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Yvette and Mazen Qupty Collection.

Lecture
Palestinian Lost Commons: Lessons in Countering Colonialism

Speaker: Dr. Ramez Eid
Wednesday, April 10, 16:00 - 17:00

This seminar will highlight the participatory system of land management and ownership and its role in structuring relationships within Palestinian society, refuting the orientalist and colonialist claims that describe this system as backward. The lecture will also focus on the historical, social and economic role of the commons (Mesha’) system under the British Mandate and the Nakba. 

Ramez Eid, academic and researcher from the occupied Palestinian territories in 1948 - PhD in Social Anthropology.

For organisational purposes, please register here 



Jumana Abboud and Issa Freij, Maskouneh (Inhabited), 2017. Video still Courtesy of the artists.
Panel Discussion
Spatial Politics in Palestine and Beyond

In collaboration with Palfest
Wednesday, April 10, 18:00 - 20:00
Speakers: Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Dr. Samia Henni, Madiha Tahir, Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
Facilitator: Dr. Reema Hamami

This panel will discuss spatial politics and the control of space in Palestine and beyond, with the participation of speakers from Palestine, Algeria, Pakistan and the United States. This seminar is organized in collaboration with the Palestine Festival of Literature which takes public space under colonialism as its main theme in 2019, it is also part of the public programme of the Palestinian Museum’s upcoming exhibition Intimate Terrains: Representations of a Disappearing Landscape to be launched on the 2nd of April.

For organisational purposes, please register here 




Family Day
From Palestinian Art: Illustrated Tales and Interactive Activities

In collaboration with Tamer Institute for Community Education
Friday, April 12, 14:00 - 18:00

Al-Hallaj’s Fantastical Mural, The Purple Girl, The Urn that Turned into a Galaxy and Samia’s Colourful Sky are all tales inspired by the lives of prominent Palestinian artists: Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari, Tamam al-Akhal, Mustafa al-Hallaj. Apart from the late Mustafa al-Hallaj, the real heroines of the stories will be joining us.

At the Palestinian Museum, you will spend a day filled with knowledge, exploration and fun through a series of activities including storytelling, showing the artists artworks and illustrations. Kids can move between different interactive stations inspired by the stories:
- Etching and printing workshop (inspired by the works of Mustafa al-Hallaj)
- Stamps workshop (inspired by the works of Mustafa al-Hallaj)
- Clay workshop (inspired by the works of Vera Tamari)
- Paste workshop (inspired by the works of Vera Tamari)
- Paper scraps workshop (inspired by the works of Samia Halaby)
- Visual narration workshop (inspired by the works of Tamam al-Akhal)
- Creative writing workshop

“Tales from Palestinian Art” is a project launched by Tamer Institute for Community Education to develop the visual arts field related to children and young adult literature in Palestine. The project produced four illustrated children stories inspired by the lives of four prominent Palestinian artists: Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari, Tamam al-Akhal and Mustafa al-Hallaj written by Ibtisam Barakat, Huda al-Shawwa and Rana Anani. 

This project is supported by A.M. Qattan Foundation, as part of its project “Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field” (VAFF)  funded by Sweden.

For organisational purposes, please register here 



The Palestinian Museum at Dar El-Nimer, Lebanon

Friday, April 12, 18:00 - 20:30
Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture, Beirut, Lebanon

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture and the Palestinian Museum invite you to a conversation with Zina Jardaneh (Chair of the Board of the Palestinian Museum) about the objectives and vision of the Palestinian Museum. The talk will be followed by a virtual tour of the exhibition 'Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery' and the launch of the Friends of the Palestinian Museum

This virtual tour is the second one to take place outside of Palestine following its debut at Darat Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan and it runs at Dar El-Nimer until April 30th, 2019

Language: Arabic, open to the Public, limited Seats


Virtual Tour: Labour of Love

Saturday, April 13, 16:00 - 18:00
April 15-18, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday, April 20, 16:00 - 18:00
April 23-25, 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday, April 27, 16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, April 30, 16:00 - 18:00
Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture, Beirut, Lebanon

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture and The Palestinian Museum invite you to a virtual tour of the exhibition 'Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery'

The exhibition explores Palestinian embroidery through the lenses of gender, labour, symbol, capital and class, tracing its shift from a personal practice to a symbol of national heritage, and the implications of its commodification today


Edible Wild Plants Table

In collaboration with A.M. Qattan Foundation
By Palestine Hosting Society
With artist Mirna Bamieh
Sunday, April 14, 16:00 - 18:00

The Edible Wild Plants Table is the result of a research trip in the mountainous regions of Palestine, carried by artist and cook Mirna Bamieh in the wild plants blooming period from mid- January until the end of February 2019. Bamieh’s research focused on identifying the names, forms, locations and availability of wild plants in Palestine’s nature.

We will gather on the Palestinian Museum’s terrace on a Spring’s eve for a participatory research table for 70 people, to taste and learn about the dishes that are part of Palestinian food practices connected to the land and what the land has to offer. Palestinian dishes that are now subject to erasure and forgetfulness. This table will also provide us with space for contemplation and reflection on social, environment and cultural practices and their transformations, as well as valuable information provided by Mirna as a conclusion to her research trip on wild plants.

The research was conducted in collaboration with Raya Ziada and Yara Dawani from “Manjala” project, and with Imad Hasan; researcher in Mediterranean wild plants.  

The menu will be announced soon.
Ticket price: 60 NIS
Ticket selling points: The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Ramallah. Shishapresso, Al-Tireh, Ramallah.

For organisational purposes, please register here


Launch of the “Tales from Palestinian Art” project
Illustrated children stories inspired by the lives of Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari, Tamam al-Akhal, Mustafa al-Hallaj

Published by Tamer Institute for Community Education
Monday, April 15, 17:30 - 18:30

The Palestinian Museum and Tamer Institute for Community Education cordially invite you to the launch of the “Tales from Palestinian Art” project, with the presence of the real heroines of the stories, the artists: Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari and Tamam al-Akhal.

“Tales from Palestinian Art” is a project launched by Tamer Institute with the aim of developing the visual art scene for young adult and children literature in Palestine. The project produced four illustrated stories for children inspired by the lives of pioneering Palestinian artists: Samia Halaby, Vera Tamari, Tamam al-Akhal and Mustafa al-Hallaj written by Ibtisam Barakat, Huda al-Shawwa and Rana Anani.

Stories:
“Al-Hallaj’s Fantastical Mural” written by Rana Ananani and illustrated by Mohammad Mo’ti. This story is inspired by the life of the late artist Mustafa al-Hallaj.
“The Purple Girl” written by Ibtisam Barakat and illustrated by Sinan al-Hallaq. This story is inspired by the life of Tamam al-Akhal.
“The Urn that turned into a Galaxy” written by Ibtisam Barakat and illustrated by Walid Taher. This story  is inspired by the  life of Vera Tamari.
“Samia’s Colourful Sky” written by Huda al-Shawwa and illustrated by Samia Halaby. This story is inspired by the life of Samia Halaby.

For organisational purposes, please register here




Workshop
Production of Natural Dyes from Garden Plants

Nuwwar Nissan Spring Festival
Artists: Hilde Hauan and Marie Skeie from the Stitch Project
Thursday, April 18, 10:00 - 13:00 at the Palestinian Museum
Friday, April 19, 14:00 - 17:00 at At Star Mountain Rehabilitation Centre, Abu Qash

We will spend time in nature in April to learn how to dye fabrics with natural dyes that we make ourselves using simple techniques! The workshop will run for two sessions, and will include different stages, starting with exploring the plants and trees in the Palestinian Museum Gardens, identifying the colours we can extract from each one, extracting the colours and finishing with natural dyeing.

This activity is suitable for adults and children over 12 years old. Don’t forget to wear clothes you don’t mind staining.

For organisational purposes, please register here

Art workshop
Weaving and Knitting the Colours of Palestine

Artists: Hilde Hauan and Marie Skeie from the Stitch Project
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 - 14:00


Have you ever tried knitting on the loom before? In this workshop, you will get the chance to experience traditional loom knitting. We will use the threads we dyed in the first workshop “Production of Natural Dyes from Garden Plants”.

In addition to our exploration of the landscape, its transformations and representations, we also look at it as a space for creation, production and self-sustainment. 

For organisational purposes, please register here 


Tour
The Palestine Museum of Natural History - Bethlehem

With professor Mazin Qumsiyeh
Sunday, April 21, 10:00 - 12:30
At the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem

The Palestine Museum of Natural History - the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, will take us on a tour to explore our surrounding world, our culture and our natural heritage, focusing on scientific knowledge as a basis for strengthening responsible human interactions with the environment. The Palestine Museum of Natural History cannot be considered a traditional museum, since most of what it contains is a valuable collection of specialised research on Palestinian environment.

In this tour, Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh will highlight the role of scientific experimentation in exploring the environment of Palestine and its biodiversity, and the effects of political, social, economic practices on this diversity and on the Palestinian landscape.

Note: Bus leaves from in front of Alhambra Palace in Ramallah at 8:00am
Participation fee: 50 NIS.
Please register through this link



Workshop
The Landscape of Edible Wild Plants

Researcher: Omar Tesdell
Tuesday, April 23, 12:30 - 14:30

This workshop will introduce participants to edible wild plants and explore how they inhabit and shape the landscape of Palestine. We will also discuss the role of geology, erosion, agriculture, terraces, and trees in the transformation of landscapes.

For organisational purposes, please register here 


Objects-In-Focus
Al-Mintar: Agricultural Watchtowers in the Mountains of Palestine

With Sliman Mansour
Wednesday, April 24, 17:00 - 18:30

Al-Mintar at the Palestinian Museum’s gardens is one of the most significant commissioned artworks done recently by the Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour, in light of the Museums keenness on strengthening the connection with Palestinian architectural heritage. 

This work explores the idea of reviving almanatir (Palestinian agricultural watchtowers) in Palestine’s rural areas starting with the gardens of the museum. These watchtowers hold great significance in the Palestinian rural scene, and like other traditional architectural structures, they are now endangered and abandoned due to several factors. The presence of this work in the Palestinian Museum’s gardens holds great aesthetic and educational value.

Almintar is of particular importance, not only in terms of its architectural design, but also in terms of construction and execution. It also bears a sentimental value that connects the artist to his memories of almanatir  and Palestinian landscape in general which was the focus of many of his artworks.

For organisational purposes, please register here 


Young Artisans market
Art pieces made from nature

In partnership with Disarming Design from Palestine
Friday, May 3, 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 - 18:00

The Palestinian Museum, in partnership with Disarming Design from Palestine, is hosting 30 emerging youth projects, that take nature and the values for respecting it as the basis for their creations, most of which have been upcycled. At a time where temporary and make-shift markets are spreading, the Palestinian Museum and Disarming Design from Palestine are providing opportunities for young designers and artists to showcase their products and innovations and to seize opportunities that may contribute to the transformation of their individual initiatives into established projects and economic models.

This market will be accompanied by a series preparatory events, in which we will involve design and planning students from Birzeit University in designing the market spaces through an open competition, with an emphasis on the idea of upcycling in implementation.

We will have a table for Ramadan Sweets at the market.

For organisational purposes, please register here 


Opening hours

Daily from 10:00 until 18:00, except Friday.
Public transportation to the Palestinian Museum is available.
Departure: In front of Alhambra Palace, Al-Irsal St., Ramallah

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