What’s On
December 2017

Creative Writing Workshop on the Concept of Museum
In partnership with Tamer Institute for Community Education

Saturday, December 2nd
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

As part of the Tafakkor project, organised by Tamer Institute for Community Education in collaboration with several schools with the aim of providing them with a space for the expression of ideas and perspectives on the world around them, this workshop engages with the concept of museum in its various manifestations: the museum proper, the museum of questions, the school museum, the museum as continuous memory, the museum in the sense of death and termination, and the community museum. After visiting several Palestinian museums, children will end their tour with a visit to the Palestinian Museum, where they will present their conclusions and ideas about the concept of the museum in a creative writing workshop with teacher and writer Ziad Khadash

Curator’s Tours with Reem Fadda

Sunday, December 3rd
Wednesday, December 6th
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

Join the curator of “Jerusalem Lives” exhibition, Reem Fadda, on a guided tour of the exhibition to discover all related details and chapters of the exhibition.

Please register at activities@palmuseum.org 

Family Encounters with Artists
“Jerusalem Knights” game at the Palestinian Museum
In Partnership with Bait Byout – The Palestinian Larp Organization

The date will be announced soon
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

“Jerusalem Knights” game is designed for children aged between 5 and 13 years old. The game will encourage the participants to play the roles of multiple characters in “The Queen of Jerusalem” story. During the game, they will go through seven stations of exciting adventures that are inspired by the multi-faceted scene in the city of Jerusalem. The aim of the game is to empower children with knowledge about the current situation in Jerusalem in a fun and untraditional manner.

Please register at activities@palmuseum.org

Political Tour of Jerusalem
In partnership with Grassroots Jerusalem

Saturday, December 9th
Meeting point: The Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem 

Join us for a political tour that reveals the political and grassroots reality of Jerusalem by exposing how Israeli policies continue to suffocate Palestine’s capital and its largest metropolitan area. The tour begins at Karm al-Khalili neighborhood where Grassroots office is located with a 45-minute narrative explaining the historical context of Jerusalem. Following this, we embark on a 3-hour tour of the city. The tour includes six stops across Jerusalem District, where we will explore issues such as the economy, the legal status of residents, education, health, house demolitions and Jewish settlements expansion.

Cost: 40 ILS per person.
Please register at activities@palmuseum.org 

«Planning Maps: Control and Liberation in a Colonial Context»

Thursday, December 14th
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

Speakers: Amany Khalifa, Mapping and Data Collection Coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem.
Yara Sa’di, Researcher and PhD Candidate in Geography and Planning.

In light of Israeli policies seeking to control the sources of information, and the systematic erasure and banishment of Palestinian discourse in defining geography and public space, there is an urgent need to counter the colonial discourse and promote the Palestinian narrative of place. For years, there has been a dire lack of updated Palestinian maps and plans of Jerusalem and Palestine in general. Amany Khalifa and Yara Sa’di will present ways of engaging with geography in a colonial context, particularly in terms of the difficulties posed by the use of maps and plans as means of control and to impose the colonial discourse. They will also discuss Palestinian initiatives countering this reality.

Ceramic Art Workshop
Making Decorations for Christmas Tree in Jerusalem
In cooperation with the Mosaic Centre – Jericho

Friday, December 15th
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

We offer children a wonderful opportunity to develop their manual and intellectual skills through producing simple ceramic artworks, inspired by their conceptions of Jerusalem. This will be done under the supervision of a qualified artist who will introduce them to one of the oldest crafts in Palestine, and in Jerusalem in particular. In the spirit of Christmas we will bring Jerusalem a little closer to children who cannot visit it. They will make Christmas tree decorations to be given to children in Jerusalem who will decorate the tree in the Old City.

Please register at activities@palmuseum.org

Art Workshop
Interaction with Oscar Murillo’s artwork “the Institute of Reconciliation”
In partnership with Silwan Club and the African Community Society 

Sunday, December 17th

Friday, December 22nd

Location: Silwan Club in Ras el Amoud, Jerusalem 

Colombian artist Oscar Murillo, a contributor to the public program of the “Jerusalem Lives” exhibition, worked with young people from Jerusalem to execute his artwork, "The Institute of Reconciliation", thereby launching the Jerusalem branch of a project he has implemented in several places around the world. The artwork, which consists of a number of black paintings, goes beyond contemplation. The heavy, woven and torn black canvases, painted on in black oil colour, make up sprawling installations that hang on strings or screens or metal. They reflect on the history of labour, trade, society, consumerism, and art. They provide space to view the city from an alternative collaborative perspective.

We will complete what the artist started by inviting the children to interact with the work in novel artistic ways. These black paintings will be a space for them to create their own artworks or interpret their ideas of re-presenting the artwork however they wish.  

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