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October 2020

Our dear audience,
You can now mark the Museum’s October events on
your digital calendar (pc or mobile) through this link.

Virtual Tour Series
Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun*

Section Three: Inspection and Evaluation, the Lawrence Press collection
Curators Baha Jubeh, Abdel-Rahman Shabane, and assistant-curator Sandy Rishmawi

Thursday, 8 October | 18:00
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)
Place: the Palestinian Museum social media platforms

In this virtual tour, viewers will discover original Lawrence Press printing clichés, in addition to artistic interventions based on the collection in five corners of the gallery:  Education, Commerce, Tourism, Culture, and Society.

*A mustamly (plural: mustamloun) was tasked with dictating manuscripts to copyists and acted as an intermediary between authors and the public. Historically, this transmission of content was associated with censorship as well. This ancient profession disappeared as modernisation took hold.

Workshop Series
Made in Palestine
Artist Ahed Izhiman
In Partnership with Palestinian Art Court – al Hoash

Beginning Saturday, 10 October
Language: Arabic
Place: the Palestinian Museum, Zoom

The workshop focuses on the branding printed on Palestinian products prior to and after the occupation. The brands belong to Palestinian companies that no longer exist, having one day exported their products abroad and been renowned for their high-quality production lines.

Participants will engage in research about the archives of those companies and create artwork informed by their research.

This workshop is tailored for amateur artists as well as arts and design students and graduates and those interested in the field.

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org


Curators’ Tour
Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun
Curators Baha Jubeh and Abdel-Rahman Shabane

Monday, 12 October | 14:00–15:00
Language: Arabic. English available upon prior request.
Place: The Palestinian Museum

Join us on a guided tour of Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun, with curator Baha Jubeh and guest curator of the exhibition’s second iteration, Abdel-Rahman Shabane.

The exhibition explores the relation between Jerusalemites and publications printed in their city, be their content political, educational, commercial, cultural or touristic. It seeks to analyse the emergence and disappearance duality that was inherent to the publications of nascent social movements within the city, movements that contended with the governing institutions and tools of censorship they imposed on Jerusalem’s urban fabric.

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Woman seated with children reading comics in the Ann Spafford Baby Home, Jerusalem, 1920-1930, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Family Workshop
My Family at Six in The Morning
Artist Khaled Jarada

Monday, 12 October | 18:00–19:30
Language: Arabic
Age group: 4–10
Place: Zoom
Link: https://zoom.us/j/96072341292

At six in the morning, we open our sleepy eyes to a strange world. At six o’clock, with her unbrushed hair, Mom may appear like my doll Frizzy. And Dad, with his unkempt beard may appear like a bear. How does your family appear in the morning? Let’s discover that together and draw what our family mornings look like.

Please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Family Workshop
‘Genie, I wish for Everything!’
Artist Khaled Jarada

Monday, 19 October | 18:00–19:30
Language: Arabic
Age group: 4–10
Place: Zoom
Link: https://zoom.us/j/97491971556

Are you filled with countless wishes like we are? Who among you has wished to go to school on horseback or aboard a spaceship? Or maybe you’ve wished that the pandemic could vanish in the blink of an eye… Wishes are endless. But what if you had the chance to make one wish come true? What would you wish for then? Let’s find out together!

Please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Exhibition Tour Video
Kaaf at the Museum
Storyteller Mira Abu Hilal and musician Jalal Nader

Beginning Tuesday, 20 October | 19:00
Language: Arabic
Place: the Palestinian Museum social media platforms

As everyone was busy preparing the colours and arranging the words, and as the letters pounded on paper, the Arabic letter Kaaf (‘K’) slipped and tumbled far away on a long and bumpy path. If only he could find his alphabet friends, they would surely help him find his place again.

Family Day
Olive Harvest

Place: the Palestinian Museum Gardens

Every autumn, the land is brought back to prominence as Palestinian families everywhere participate in the olive harvest. The Palestinian Museum celebrates this quintessentially Palestinian event by inviting the public to pick olives in the Museum gardens every year. Due to the current conditions, the activity will be limited to Museum staff and their families this year, but we are hopeful that we will be able to celebrate the next olive harvest with the public.


Photo: The Bir al-Sabi’ Grand Mosque in 1906 and the nearby orange groves and municipal house. The photo appears in the book The Naqab Bedouins: A Century of Politics and Resistance by Mansour Nasasra. 
Book Launch
The Naqab Bedouins: A Century of Politics and Resistance
Author Mansour Nasasra, PhD
Facilitated by Marah Khalifeh

Wednesday, 28 October | 17:30–18:30
Language: Arabic
Place: Zoom
Link: https://zoom.us/j/91045734939?pwd=N2c3cEdtdFRKR2RTbjBpUzhWL01iZz09


The Naqab Bedouins: A Century of Politics and Resistance (Columbia Press, New York) is a thorough critical study and an archival chronicle that presents a historical, political and economic perspective on the Arabs of al-Naqab and Bir al-Sabi’. The book launch event follows a 2019 symposium organised by the Palestinian Museum, titled ‘Urban Planning and Settlements: Al-Naqab as a Model’.

Object-in-Focus
The History of Bookbinding in Jerusalem
Jack Persekian; Faraj Nasrallah

Beginning Saturday, 31 October | 18:00
Language: Arabic
Place: the Palestinian Museum social media platforms

Book binding is one of the rarest and most delicate crafts that flourished in Jerusalem and helped preserve manuscripts, books and documents from damage or loss. Despite a decrease in demand and a scarcity of bookbinding professionals, the craft is still alive in the Holy City. The talk sheds light on a series of questions regarding this craft, its tools and circumstances.



The lecture, discussion and book launch events are funded by Ghalia and Omar al-Qattan, part of their generous support of the Palestinian Museum’s Knowledge and Research Program.

The Education Programme workshops and tour are supported by the A. M. Qattan Foundation through the ‘Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field’ (VAFF) Project, funded by Sweden.