What's On 

     July 2022

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

VR Experience
Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

In cooperation with Birzeit University VR Lab
Saturday, July 16th | 16:00 - 20:00 | Location: Lacasa Mall, Al-Reehan Neighborhood
Tuesday, July 26rd | 13:00 - 16:00 | Location: Birzeit University Omar Aggad Engineering Building
Ages: 13+
Language: Arabic and English

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

Through VR technology, the Palestinian Museum has created a virtual tour through a narration of two stories inspired by the exhibition: Embroidered heritage dresses (thobes) of the First Intifada, and tatreez as practised by those imprisoned by the Occupation. The virtual tour will allow the exploration of Palestine’s history and culture in an interactive innovative manner.

VR equipment will be available on-site. All that’s left for you to do is to attend.There you’ll be given a pair of 3D glasses so you can take a unique journey exploring the Palestinian Museum’s Labour of Love exhibition.

For Children and Families: Stories, Activities and Games
Grape Leaves and a Grape Leaf, Molasses on a Wood Fire

Sunday, July 17th | 17:00 - 19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: Children, 8 - 12 years and Families
Language: Arabic

This activity will have families join us in an educational scavenger hunt in the Palestinian Museum gardens where they will learn the names of plants and new dishes.

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.

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

Vinyasa Yoga
With Yasvinyasa Abdelhadi
Wednesday, July 27th | 19:00 - 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 18+
Language: Arabic

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

Vinyasa Yoga 
With Farashe Yoga Center’s Sarab Atway
Sunday, July 31st | 19:00 - 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 18+
Language: English

Youth and Families: Stories, Activities and Games
We return the sea to the sea!     

With artist Bashar Khalaf
Sunday, July 24th | 17:00 - 19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 13 - 16 years old and families
Language: Arabic

In accompaniment with artist Bashar Khalaf, children will take part in a reimagining of the coast with drawings while viewing a glimpse of it from the Museum terrace. The drawings will be placed into glass bottles and thrown into the same sea Palestinians will one day use to return.

Quiz Night at the Palestinian Museum

With Riad Mustafa
Monday, July 25th | 18:30 - 21:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 16+
Language: Arabic

Join us for a fun summer night at the Palestinian Museum terrace with Riad Mustafa, the founder of Quiz Night in Palestine. There may be up to 6 people per team.
Tickets for all 6 members, which include appetizers, cost 175 shekels.

To learn more, please call +972 2 2994 1948.

Art Workshop and Activity
Freedom Flotilla: Reclaiming the Landscape
Biscuit Decoration Activity with Children

In partnership with the Visual Arts Forum
Tuesday, July 26th | 14:00 - 16:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Ages: 9+
Language: Arabic

During this workshop, participants will produce an artistic model of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. The workshop will highlight the history of the ship as an initiative to support the Palestinian people under siege in Gaza and the Occupation’s military attack on the international peace activists on board as a result.

©The shore of Tantura, 1920-1933. Source: Matson Collection, Library of Congress

The Palestinian Coast, Heart of the Mediterranean

In partnership with The Arab Culture Association-ACA
Speakers: Ahmed Alaqra, Ali Habibullah, Roger Heacock
Wednesday, July 27th | 17:00 - 18:30
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic, English translation to be provided

This seminar sheds light on the economic and social relationships between Palestinian coastal cities and different Mediterranean cities and countries. Between the mid-19th century and its fall in the Nakba, the Ottoman Tanzimat (reforms) made the city of Yaffa a thriving economic and social centre, with a great economic, and social impact on the city. Yaffa became a centre of commerce tied to European markets. A vital Mediterranean city, it attracted immigrants from other Palestinian cities as well as from Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria.

The seminar will include a discussion of an initiative launched at Birzeit University in the 1990s, which resulted in the establishment of a Center for Mediterranean Studies. Speakers will then address the Jaffa, Heart of the Mediterranean section, and the interactive map within the A People by the Sea exhibition.