What's Online
November 2020

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

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

Sunday, 8 November | 14:00–15:00
Language: Arabic. English available upon prior request.
Place: the Palestinian Museum

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.

*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.

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Family Workshop
Hopping Alphabets!
Artist Khaled Jarada

Monday, 9 November | 17:00–18:30
Language: Arabic
Age group: 4–7
Place: Zoom

One hot morning inside their book, the alphabet letters decided to hop off the lines on which they sat. Why did they hop? Where did they go? Let’s find out together and have fun learning about the Arabic alphabet!

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Hands-On: Archive Conservation and Preservation
Palestinian Museum Registrar Baha Jubeh

Wednesday, 11 November | 10:00–15:00
Language: Arabic
Place: the Palestinian Museum

This workshop focuses on the conservation and preservation of endangered documents. It seeks to share with interested institutions and individuals the experience gained by the Museum Conservation Lab, in addition to acquainting them with the Palestinian Museum’s Conservation for Digitisation project. It also aims to raise awareness about the importance of conserving archive collections in Palestine and the Arab world while presenting an opportunity for institutions that work in this field to share and exchange experience and knowledge. The workshop will include practical training in the handling, conservation and preservation of archival material.

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org

*Admission closed

Symposium Series*
Reflections on Jerusalemite Educators: Khalil Sakakini
In partnership with Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre
First Symposium: Features of Khalil Sakakini’s Progressive Educational and Intellectual Project

Speakers: Salim Tamari, PhD; Maher Charif, PhD
Facilitated by Abaher el-Sakka, PhD
Monday, 16 November | 17:30–19:00
Language: Arabic
Place: Zoom

The first symposium in the series sheds light on Khalil Sakakini’s educational practice at the end of Ottoman rule and during the early British Mandate period. It draws from his own memoirs to present an understanding of Palestinian social history while focusing on the pedagogical principles put in practice by al-Madrasa al-Dusturiyya (Constitutional School).

*About Reflections on Jerusalemite Educators symposium series
Through this series of symposia, the Palestinian Museum seeks to shed light on Jerusalemite educators who implemented innovative ideas in the realm of education at historical moments rife with calamities for the Palestinian people. Chief among those educators are Khalil Sakakini, Hind al-Husseini, and Husni al-Ashhab.

Film Workshop for Young Adults
Designing Visual Elements from Hind al-Husseini’s Life
In partnership with Yabous Cultural Centre
Artists  Yousef Salhi and Akram Dwaik

Friday, 13 December | 14:00–17:00
Language: Arabic
Age group: 12–16
Place: Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre

Join us to learn about Jerusalemite educator Hind al-Husseini, and recreate visual elements that appeared throughout different stages of her life. Taking inspiration from al-Husseini’s autobiography and other resources, and using different materials, such as wool, string, textile and paper, we will design and create those visual elements as well as puppets, and use them to make a stop-motion animation video.

Limited admission, please register: activities@palmuseum.org

Al-Quds Arabiya: Musical Images of Jerusalem
Musicians Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb

Friday, 27 November | 19:00
Place: the Palestinian Museum social media platforms
ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/92152129001

Soprano Mariam Tamari and pianist Fadi Deeb are two of the foremost classical musicians of Palestinian heritage today. In this show, they perform a repertoire that includes musical compositions and sung poetry by Palestinian composers and poets, including Salvador Arnita and Mahmoud Darwish. The programme focuses on Jerusalem as a musical theme, a city where Mariam and Fadi’s memories merge with those of their ancestors.

A question-answer and discussion session with the artists will follow the show.
Watch the documentary about Mariam Tamari here

Event Programme
1- Introduction and Oriental Dance for solo piano by Salvador Arnita
2- Stranger in a Far Away Land - text by Mahmoud Darwish, music by Mariam Tamari
3- Dans l'Herbe - text by Louise de Vilmorin, music by Francis Poulenc
4- Memories from Bethlehem for solo piano by Nasri Dueri
5- In Which We Become Lakes - text by Karim Kattan, music by Mariam Tamari
6- Oriental Waltz for solo piano by Amin Nasser
7- Al Quds Arabiya - text and music by Rima Nasir Tarazi

Music: 30 minutes
Talking in between pieces: 10 - 15 minutes
Q&A from the audience: 15 - 20 minutes
Estimated event time: 65 minutes

Jerusalem’s Last Copyist
In partnership with Palestinian Vision - the Y+ Platform project
Researcher Fahed Fahmi al-Ansari

Sunday, 29 November | 18:30
Language: Arabic
Place: the Palestinian Museum Social Media Platforms

Mohammad Amin al-Ansari (1870–1958) was keeper of the Khalidi library and is regarded as the last of Jerusalem’s professional copyists. Al-Ansari copied many books throughout his long career. He retired in 1948 due to the Nakba, old age and the prevalence by then of printing presses across Palestine.

Researcher Fahed Fahmi al-Ansari will present some of Shaikh Mohammad Amin al-Ansari’s work, and tell his story based on his memoirs.

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