What's On 

     June 2022

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

Museums & the Digital Experience-Museums Participated
In Museums of the Middle East and North Africa: Special Edition

We share with you the bilingual third issue of Museums of the Middle East and North Africa, which includes a foreword by Palestinian Museum Director General, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, PhD, entitled: The Palestinian Transnational Museum: from Local Imperative to a Global Museum Necessity, as well as an article by the former director of the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive PMDA Project, Salim Abu Thahir, PhD, entitled: The Palestinian Cultural Scene during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Memory and Elitism. The Palestinian Museum was invited to participate in this edition by the Sharjah Museums Authority in appreciation of its work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can access the full issue via the following link.

Launch: Interactive Encyclopedia of the Palestine Question

In partnership with the Institute for Palestine Studies
Thursday, June 2nd | 11:00 - 13:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit/ Institute for Palestine Studies (Beirut)
and Facebook / Zoom

Language: Arabic

To mark the seventy-fourth anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the 1967 war, the Encyclopedia will be launched simultaneously at both the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit and the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut.

About the Encyclopedia:
The Encyclopedia is a digital platform developed by the Institute for Palestine Studies in collaboration with the Palestinian Museum. Tracing the history of modern Palestine from the end of the Ottoman era to the present, it is comprised of thousands of texts written specifically for the project by leading academics.

The Encyclopedia is intended to be used by academics, students, journalists, and the general public. Importantly, the platform positions Palestinians as actors and initiators, not merely as victims of the Zionist settler-colonial project. The Encyclopedia is available in both Arabic and English. The word count currently stands at 800,000 words in each language, excluding historical documents. Nearly 100 researchers, editors, translators, programmers, and data entry specialists participated in the project. This Encyclopedia is the result of eight years of preparation and several implementation stages, including the interactive timeline of the transitional platform, “Palestinian Journeys”, published in 2018. The Encyclopedia will be continually upgraded by the Institute for Palestine Studies and the Palestinian Museum over the years to come.

Guided Tour
Return to Al-Mansheya Neighbourhood - Yafa

In Partnership with Baladna Youth Group

Friday, June 3rd | 09:30 - 13:30
Language: Arabic
Target age group: 18+

To join us from Yafa:
The tour departs from the front of the Hassan Bek Mosque at 9:30 am.

To join us from Jerusalem to Yafa:
The bus leaves from the entrance of The Jerusalem Hotel at 8:00 am.


Object-in-Focus and Exhibition Tour
La Vita Icon, Life of Saint George

Collector and Researcher: George Al’ Ama
Wednesday, June 8th | 15:30 – 17:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

International Archives Day
Audio Journey Through the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive

Speakers: PMDA Team
Thursday, 9 June | 19:00 - 19:30
Location: the Palestinian Museum Online Platforms
Language: Arabic

This recorded discussion will guide you through an exciting historic human journey within the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive. Members of the team will recount their experiences of collecting personal and institutional archival collections and read snippets of their favourite diaries and letters.


‏© The Frank Scholten Collection, The Netherlands Institute for the Near East, Leiden.
Architecture of the Coast

In partnership with The Arab Culture Association – Haifa 
Speakers: Ali Habibullah, Jawida Mansour, Salem Al-Qudwa, Dana Abbas, Razan Zoubi and Khalid Al-Bashir
Wednesday, June 15th | 17:00 – 19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum and ZOOM
Language: Arabic

Storytelling Activity
A Small Defect in the World’ by Argentine Author and Artist Isol

Sunday, June 19th | 14:00 – 16:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Target Audience: Children and Families
Language: Arabic

Please register in advance by contacting education@palmuseum.org

Night at the Museum

Sunday, June 26 | 10:00 – 20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum

 The Palestinian Museum will offer extended visiting hours. Visit the exhibition A People by the Sea: Narratives of the Palestinian Coast and enjoy the Museum’s spaces until 8pm.