What's On 

    August 2022


Dear audience,
You can now mark the Museum’s August 2022 events on your digital calendar (pc or mobile) through this Link.

Yoga in the Palestinian Museum gardens

The Palestinian Museum hosts a series of several types of yoga classes, designed to relieve stress and anxiety and restore balance and harmony.

To participate in the yoga sessions:
- Bring your yoga mat
- As space is limited, please register in advance by contacting activities@palmuseum.org  and specifying which activity you would like to participate in in the subject line.

Vinyasa Yoga
With Farashe Yoga Center’s Sarab Atway
Wednesday, August 3rd | 19:00  -20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 18+
Language: English

About Vinyasa Yoga: Vinyasa yoga is a practice based on tying different poses to deep breaths and the smooth flow of movements.

Ashtanga Yoga
With Nafass Studio’s Malak Masri
Monday, August 15th | 19:00 - 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 18+
Language: Arabic

Hatha Yoga
With Farashe Yoga Center’s Diana Salqan
Monday, August 22nd | 19:00 - 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 18+
Language: Arabic


Nasser Soumi, The Dove, 1993.Courtesy of George Al Ama Collection.
Creative Writing Workshop
The Way to Envision, the Way to Write

With poet Asma Azaizeh
Monday, and Wednesday, August 8th, 9th, and 17th | 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, August 9th, 11:00 - 14:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum and Zoom
Ages: 13 - 15 years
Language: Arabic

This workshop will explore the relationship between text and visuals, and how visual art can inspire writing. Participants’ works will be finalised and published in a Palestinian magazine.

A Poetic and Musical Evening
A Sea of Poetry and Music 

Wednesday, August 17th | 19:00 - 21:00
With poets: Sheikha Hussein Helawy, Fares Sabana, Dalia Taha
Singing: Shadi Warasna and group
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Join us for an evening of music and art in the Palestinian Museum amphitheatre, where original and iconic Palestinian and Arab poetry will be recited and a musical group will play a collection of folk songs.

Children and Families: Discovery, Activities and Games
Treasure Hunt-Water Fight

Friday, August 19th | 16:00 - 19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 4+ and families
Language: Arabic


Please register in advance by contacting education@palmuseum.org.

VR Experience
Labour of Love Exhibition: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

In cooperation with Birzeit University VR Lab
Sunday, August 21st | 17:00 - 20:00 | Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 13+
Language: Arabic and English

The Labour of Love exhibition explored Palestinian embroidery (tatreez) through the lenses of gender, class, labour market dynamics and its resulting commodification. The exhibition traced the shift of tatreez from an individual practice made with love, to a national symbol, to a product circulating in international markets.

Through VR technology, the Palestinian Museum has created a tour of the exhibition by narrating two stories inspired by the exhibition: The embroidered heritage dresses (thobes) of the First Intifada; and tatreez made by those imprisoned by the Occupation, to discover Palestine’s history and culture in an innovative interactive way.

VR equipment will be available at the sites. All that’s left for you to do is to join us, grab a pair of 3D glasses and embark on a unique journey of exploration through the exhibition.
 

Guided Tour in the Palestinian Museum’s Collection Room
Heritage Dresses (Thobes): Memory Trail

With Museum registrar Baha Jubeh
Sunday, August 21st | 17:00 - 18:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Join us to learn more about the heritage dresses (thobes) in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Night at the Museum

Sunday, August 21st | 10:00 - 20:00

the Palestinian Museum welcomes you to enjoy its monthly extended visiting hours. Visit the exhibition A People by the Sea: Narratives from the Palestinian Coast and savour meals from the cafeteria as well as an exceptional view of the sunset from the Museum terrace.

Children and Families: Stories, Activities and Games
Pop-up Art

In partnership with Masna al-rusoom al-Mutharika (The Animation Factory)
Sunday, August 21st | 17:00 - 20:00
Location: The Palestinian Museum
Ages: 6+
Language: Arabic

Basil and Abood from Masna al-rusoom al-Mutharika (The Animation Factory) will join participants in a short tour of the exhibition A People by the Sea.

Exhibition Guided Tour
A People by the Sea: Narratives from the Palestinian Coast

Assistant Curator: Ahmed Alaqra
Monday, August 22nd | 18:15 - 19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Please register in advance by contacting activities@palmuseum.org 


A black and white photograph of the barbed wire that circumscribed the space allotted to Palestinians in Jaffa after the occupation of the city and the imposition of military rule.
Podcast
I’m Going Home

In partnership with Sowt
Preparation and research: Marah Khalifeh and Haneen Saleh
Thuersday, August 25th | 17:00 - 17:30
Location: the Palestinian Museum social media platform
Language: Arabic

This episode sheds light on the experience of Palestinians who managed to return after being expelled by Zionist gangs. Between 1949 and 1952, they managed to return to their country but were considered “infiltrators”; still, there they remained, especially in the Galilee.

Concert
From the Memory of the Palestinian Coast

With artist Sanaa Moussa
Friday, August 26th | 19:00 - 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum Amphitheatre
Language: Arabic

Join us for a concert with Sanaa Moussa who will perform a special heritage-themed programme. Moussa draws on archival and field research on songs about life on the coast, including fishing and special events, which she will sing for the first time on the Palestinian Museum stage.

Ticket price for those over the age of 16: 10 shekels.
Tickets sold at the Palestinian Museum (Birzeit), Shishapresso in Ramallah, Zeit ou Zaater restaurant on Rukab street, and Vintage Café in Ramallah al-Tahta

A quarter of the proceeds will be allocated to the Palestinian Museum and its projects.