What's On 

    September 2022

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

Breathing and Meditation Session

With Trainer Diana Salqan
In partnership with Farashe Yoga Centre
Sunday, September 4th | 18:00-19:00
Sunday, September 11th | 18:00-19:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Breathing techniques have been proven effective in ameliorating worries and insomnia, controlling emotions, and improving attention spans. Join us for a meditation session designed to help de-stress and restore balance and harmony. 

To participate in the sessions:
- Bring your mat
- As space is limited, please register in advance by contacting activities@palmuseum.org

The Palestinian Museum at the Al-Harajeh Market

Friday, September 9th | 17:00-22:00
Friday, September 16th | 17:00-22:00
Location: The Ottoman Courthouse Street, Ramallah
We’ll see you there with our special collection of books, accessories, and gifts.


Presentation of the Results of the
‘Revival of Traditional Handicrafts along the Palestinian Coast’ Workshop

Wednesday, September 14th | 14:00-16:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum

Join us for the closing presentation of the outputs of the workshop ‘Revival of Traditional Handicrafts on the Palestinian Coast’ with the guidance of the artist Faten Mitwasi. 

The workshop was based on the exhibition A People by the Sea: Narratives from the Palestinian Coast and included a series of meetings during which participants were encouraged to develop designs for crafts varying between fishnet weaving, dyeing, painting, pottery and porcelain making, glass staining, and papermaking.

Manar Zuabi, Saraya, 2021. Multi-media. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Talk

With Manar Zuabi
On ‘Saraya, The Third Appearance’
Artwork inspired by ‘Saraya, the Ogre’s Daughter: A Palestinian Fairy Tale’ by Emile Habibi

Sunday, September 18th | 14:00-15:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Saraya, daughter of the ogre, hides in the walls of the Palestinian Museum, perhaps waiting for a sign to dangle her hair and reappear. Between Saraya and the search for her, there is a Palestinian legend about a girl famous for her long braids untouched by scissors, who was kidnapped by an ogre as she was playing.

Saraya, The Third Appearance, an artwork commissioned by Manar Zuabi based on Saraya, the Ogre’s Daughter: A Palestinian Fairy Tale by Emile Habibi, is a multimedia work with different components distributed throughout the Museum.

About Manar Zuabi: A Palestinian artist, born in Nazareth in 1964. She earned a B.Ed. in Physical Education with a concentration in Contemporary Dance from the Wingate Institute and an MA in Visual Arts from Haifa University. Zuabi's practice encompasses performance, installation, and video art.

Exhibition Guided Tour and Artist Talk
My Story with Archives

Researcher and Director Raed Duzdar
Moderated by: The Project Manager of the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive, Laila Abbas 
Tour with Assistant Curator Malak Abdel Wahab
Sunday, September 25th | 13:30-15:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic

Join us for a guided tour of the Palestinian Museum’s fifth annual exhibition, A People by the Sea: Narratives from the Palestinian Coast. The tour sheds light on the exhibition’s main themes, research process, and commissioned art and design works. The tour will be followed by an engaging conversation with researcher and director Raed Duzdar on his journey through the Palestinian archives and the production of documentary films on Palestine preceding the Nakba.

VR Experience
Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

Saturday, September 25th| 16:00-20:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum
Language: Arabic and English
Ages: 13+

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 and take a unique journey exploring the Palestinian Museum’s Labour of Love exhibition.

Night at the Museum

Sunday, September 25th | 17:00-20:00

The Palestinian Museum welcomes you between 5-8 PM to visit the exhibition A People by the Sea, enjoy the Museum gardens, and watch the sunset from its open terrace facing the coast.

Extended hours for the public to see the exhibition in the evening offer a better chance for those with busy schedules during the day to be able to visit, along with their families and friends.