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What’s On
October 2018

Tour and Book Launch
Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery Exhibition

Thursday, October 4 | 14:30 – 18:30

Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery sheds light on an aspect of Palestine’s material history, exploring the ways in which embroidery—although not traditionally associated with political power—has become a locus of agency for those who make it and wear it. Celebration of Palestinian heritage is often extolled as an act of solidarity, but what forms of solidarity do heritage practices address and produce? How do these intersect the problematics of gender, labour and class that the exhibition examines?

The Palestinian Museum is launching the book Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery with curator Rachel Dedman and contributors Dr. Tina Sherwell and Chiara De Cesari. Moderated by Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh.

14:30 – 15:00: Gathering at the Palestinian Museum
15:00 – 15:45: Tour of the exhibition Labour of Love how do we explain solidarity in Palestinian embroidery? with curator Rachel Dedman.
15:50 – 16:40: Round-table with Rachel Dedman, Dr. Tina Sherwell and Chiara de Cesari Moderated by Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh.
16:55 – 17:10: the Palestinian Museum will honor Labour of Love exhibition donors, collectors, and catalogue contributors.  
17:15 – 18:30: Reception at the Palestinian Museum, organised by the Palestinian Museum and A. M. Qattan Foundation.

To register, please fill the online form here.   

Family Day
Olive Picking

Friday, October 19 | 14:00 –18:00

Every autumn, the olive-picking season sees the resurgence of social solidarity and a return to the land. Families, children, and villages come together to help each other harvest the olives, representing the spirit of solidarity that has served as a hallmark of Palestinian social cohesion for decades.

The Museum invites you to participate in a day of Palestinian solidarity, filled with adventures related to the land. We will have a traditional Palestinian snack with tea and coffee on the terrace overlooking the Museum’s gardens, and will then harvest the olives, engage in conversation, and enjoy the value of teamwork.

To register, please fill the online form here.   

Workshop: Solidarity Revival

Friday - Sunday, October 19 – 21 | 14:00 – 16:00

The Palestinian Museum invites you to participate in the Solidarity Revival workshop, to produce contemporary Palestinian posters that aim to renew Palestinian solidarity with oppressed peoples. The workshop extends over three days, using a participatory and interactive approach among those interested in formulating contemporary Palestinian visual discourse of solidarity, with people from all over the world, designers, and artists.

To register, please send an email explaining why you are interested in the workshop, include your technical skills if available,, registration is open until Monday, October 15, 2018.  

Art direction and styling by Djeghalian; photograhy by Araman; advertorial for Louboutin.

Workshop on Art Direction & Image Making in Fashion  

Monday - Sunday, October 29 - November 4 | 10:00 - 18:00

Image-making does not exclusively address the photographic material but expands to other practices like visual identity, branding, storytelling, narrative building and concept development among others.

Image-making in any line of practice of the creative fields, primarily entails applying strategies of art direction before employing specialized skills for the corresponding field. Art direction is a global process of creating a story or a concept for a fashion brand, collection, magazine, photo-shoot, film, art project or even visual merchandising.

The workshop addresses the global methodology of art direction and image-making which can be applied to a variety of practices in the creative arts even if the main framework of this workshop is fashion image-making.

Through practical projects (individual and in teams), theoretical lectures and presentations this workshop will immerse the workshop participants in the creative process, skills and methods of image-making and art direction.

This workshop is designed for highly motivated students or professionals in the creative fields (visual artists, performing artists, designers, stylists, photographers, makeup/hair artists, editors, film-makers, art directors etc…).

Profile of the workshop participant:
- Professionals or students who have had professional, academic or personal experience doing work in the creative and communication fields (visual artists, performing artists, designers, stylists, photographers, makeup/hair artists, editors, film-makers, art directors, marketers…).
- The participant must be at ease with manual work, experimenting and altering objects / garments / accessories / materials (no fashion design experience required!).
- Participants should be highly motivated and fully committed for the entire period of the workshop. 
- It is preferable to have a working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop but it is not mandatory.
- It is very important to have a laptop and camera (DSLR, point-and-shoot or even a good mobile camera).

Please submit an email (subject: Art Direction workshop) to and, with a short motivation paragraph and 5 to 10 images or videos of your work or a short portfolio. Registration is open until Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Interactive Tours

School Visits
To book a school visit, please fill the online form here.

University Students Tours
To book an interactive tour, please fill the online form here

Group Guided Tours
To book a group guided tour, click here.
Sign Language Guided Tours
To book a group guided tour in sign language, please please fill the online form here. Sundays only.