What's On
October 2021 

Dear audience,You can now mark the Museum’s October events on your digital calendar (pc or mobile) through this link, or view it in your browser here

Book Launch
Open Gaza: Architectures of Hope
Speakers: Deen Sharp, Sara Roy, Yara Sharif, Nasser Golzari, Hala Naji, and Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

Wednesday, October 6 |18:00-19:00
Location: via Zoom using this link
Language: English (translation to Arabic will be provided)

Inspired by the innovations and experiences of the people of Gaza, this book engages environmentalists, urban planners, activists, and scholars to offer hopeful architectural solutions to envision a better place for Gazans and Palestinians. Open Gaza engages the Gaza Strip within and beyond the rationalities of siege and warfare, it considers how life can be improved in spite of restrictions imposed by the Israeli blockade, and away from the absurdity of violence and warfare.

An Open Day at the Palestinian Museum
Along the Coast: The Swallow's Path, and the Odour of Oranges

Friday, October 8 | 14:00 - 18:00
Location: The Palestinian Museum

Join us with your children, families, and friends to attend an open day at the Palestinian Museum.
The The Palestinian Museum hosts an open day as part of its activities accompanying the new exhibition A People by the Sea: Narratives from the Palestinian Coast. This fun day constitutes a unique experience for visitors to tour the Museum, and visit the exhibition. It also offers the opportunity to participate in many activities and stations associated with the concept of the exhibition, and inspired from its artworks.

Family Day: Olive Harvest
& Art workshop for Children in partnership with the Visual Arts Forum

Friday, October 15|10:00 - 15:00
Age group: 9 to 13 years old
Location: The Palestinian Museum

Every fall, Palestinian families celebrate the olive season. The season represents an inspiring collective festivity to reconnect with the land. Olive trees form a major component of the Palestinian Museum's gardens, and of the community’s social fabric. Let’s experience together this seasonal ritual by picking olives together!

Participation in the olive picking event is free of charge. Please register using this email address: activities@palmuseum.org

The Children art workshop

The sea constitutes a decisive component in the memory of Palestine, and its impact on culture dialogues with Palestinian mountain culture. The erasure of Palestinian identity from the coast during the Nakba created a new colonial reality, except in Gaza, the besieged city.  Regardless of various attempts to support Palestinians, and break the siege, amongst which was the Freedom Flotilla, the Occupation opposed them and attacked international peace activists on the Flotilla boats.

The Palestinian Museum, in partnership with the Visual Arts Forum, organizes an art workshop for children to produce an artistic model of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

Limited admission, please register:

An Educational Tour in Partnership with Tajwaal Team
Exploring the Hijaz Railway Path: Nablus, Masoudiya, and Anabta

Friday, October 15
The tour will be in Arabic

Participants explore in this tour the Hejaz railway path, which used to connect the city of Nablus to the city of Haifa running through several important areas, such as: Al-Masoudiya station near Sebastia, and the Ottoman tunnel near Anabta.

Unforgettable: Palestine in Two Thousand Years of Documentation
Salman Abu Sitta in dialogue with Johnny Mansour.

Sunday, October 24 | 13:00- 14:30

Location: The Palestinian Museum
Lecture in Arabic

Eminent historian Salman Abu Sitta, PhD, will discuss his ongoing project of documenting Palestine- the land and the people- spatially and socially. Through his encyclopedic projects, Atlases of Palestine (1877, 1948, 2000) and Atlas Palestine 1917-1966, Abu Sitta drew a Palestinian map that documents 50000 places. Abu Sitta’s aim is to build the future Palestine through proposing the return plan, and reclaiming the land, and achieving the right of return.

Johnny Mansour
a lecturer and historian, he holds a PhD from Saint Petersburg University . His research interests include: The history of Islam and the modern Middle East, Arab Christians in Palestine, and the Middle East, the Arab Israeli conflict, and the Palestinian city; Coastal cities in particular.

Salman Abu Sitta
a Palestinian academic best known for his ground-breaking work formulating a practical return plan for Palestinian refugees. He is the founder and president of the Palestine Land Society in London. His work is devoted to the mapping of Palestine.

He is the author of The Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966 (2010) published in English and Arabic and Mapping My Return. Abu Sitta has published over 300 research papers and articles on Palestinian refugees, the right of return, the history of the Nakba, and human rights, his archival collection and working files form the backbone of the Palestine Land Studies Center at the American University of Beirut.

A Guided Tour in the Palestinian Museum's Collections Room
Heritage Dresses: Memory Trail
With Museum Registrar Baha Al-Jubeh

Monday, October 25 | 14:30 - 15:30
Location: The Palestinian Museum
The tour is in Arabic

Join us to learn the story of 80 Palestinian embroidered dresses that traveled from Palestine to the United States three decades ago.

New Exhibition Guided Tour
"A People by the Sea: Narratives of Palestinian Coast (1748 - 1948)
Assistant Curator: Malak Abdel Wahab

Thursday, October 28 | 14:30 - 15:30
Location: The Palestinian Museum
The tour is in Arabic

A tour given through the Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Palestinian Museum "A People by the Sea:" Narratives from the Palestinian Coast”.

A Clipping from al-Quds Newspaper Documenting Palestinian Prisoners Led to the Courtroom, 1998. Omar and Nael al-Barghouthi Collection
Highlight of the Month

The Palestinian Museum Digital Archive 
Prison Notebooks and Movement’s Archive, to read more click here