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January 2021

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

Curator’s Tour
Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun*
Curators Baha Jubeh

Monday, 11 January | 14:00–15:00
Language: Arabic. English available upon prior request.
Place: The Palestinian Museum

Join us on a guided tour of Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun, with curator Baha Jubeh and guest curator of the exhibition’s second iteration, Abdel-Rahman Shabane.

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

Honak honak… ba’idan fil-lawn (Way Out there in the Faraway Colour), illustrated by Baraa al-Awour Book Launch
honak honak… ba’idan fil-lawn (Way Out There in the Faraway Colour)
Written by Hana Irshaid, Sarah Zahran, Samar Kirresh
Illustrated by Baraa al-Awour
Facilitated by Hala Shrouf

Monday, 11 January | 17:30–19:00
Age group: children (6–11) and their families
Language: Arabic
Place: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97752832631

Join us for the launch of honak honak… ba’idan fil-lawn (Way Out There in the Faraway Colour), a collection of illustrated stories for children, published by the Palestinian Museum. Across six stories, Laila and Yazan take us on a journey to colourful worlds filled with wonder and amazement. We’ll see Fatema’s wondrous swans and meet Yazan’s invisible friend, Mr Pillow. We’ll discover how a turtle flipped on its back thousands of years ago and became a fossil. We’ll also journey with Laila and Yazan across Palestine’s towns and villages through their wonderful never-ending book.

The event will include a discussion with the story writers and illustrator, followed by a hands-on activity for children.

This collection of stories is inspired by the interactive family space accompanying the Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun exhibition. The space was organised in collaboration with A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Science Studio to produce two of the space’s six interactive stations: “Tinkering at the Printing Press” and “Journeys”.

*Admission closed

Virtual Tour Series, Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun
Section Five: Revival
Curators Baha Jubeh, Abdel-Rahman Shabane, and assistant-curator Sandy Rishmawi

Tuesday, 12 January | 18:00
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)
Place: Palestinian Museum social media platforms

This section of the exhibition contains a biographical presentation about Fatema Muhib and her artistic achievements. It presents printing clichés and books that feature her work, including school textbook covers designed and illustrated by Muhib.

As-sayyed makhaddeh (Mr Pillow), a short story by Hana Irshaid, illustrated by Baraa al-Awour
Workshop for Children
Song writing for and about Jerusalem
Musicians Jalal Nader and Mira Abu Hilal

Sunday, 24 and 31 January; 7 and 14 February | 17:30–18:30
Age group: 7–10
Language: Arabic
Place: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97394213883

Do you remember the songs that Mom, Grandma, Dad or Grandpa sang to you at bedtime? How did you feel as you heard their warm and loving voices? Have you ever wondered where the words to those songs come from? Who turned them into such magical, sometimes funny musical phrases? Have you ever tried creating your own songs to sing with your friends as you play? Let’s do that and create our own songs for and about Jerusalem!

Admission is limited, so ask Mom or Dad to register you by sending your name, age and phone number to activities@palmuseum.org

“Beginnings” (Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi Organization)

Symposium Series
Reflections on Jerusalemite Educators: Hind al-Husseini*
Speakers: Baha Jubeh; Nasab Adeeb Hussein, PhD; and actress Hiam Abbas
Facilitated by Abaher el-Sakka, PhD

Monday, 25 January | 18:00–19:30
Language: Arabic
Place: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/96714650651

Hind al-Husseini’s sheltering and care for 55 children who survived the Deir Yassin massacre was a testament to her understanding of the scope of the tragedy befalling the Palestinian people. The tragedy, she understood, was not limited to ethnic cleansing; it unfolded as a systematic cultural genocide.

Dar al-Tifel al-Arabi was an unconventional school that educated its children by incorporating various subjects drawn from daily life. It was grounded in the children’s experiences as well as their psycho-emotional needs, and in a confidence in their ability to revitalize the Palestinian people. As the tragedies mounted, so did the number of children who found sanctuary at Dar al-Tifel, and so did Hind al-Husseini’s methodology advance and her social-educational project expand. She established the Hind al-Husseini College and the Palestinian Heritage Museum, in addition to purchasing the Isaaf al-Nashashibi estate to transform it into a cultural and research centre.

We are pleased to host celebrated Palestinian actress Hiyam Abbas as a speaker at the Museum’s ongoing symposium series, Reflections on Jerusalemite Educators: Hind al-Husseini. 

Actress Hiyam Abbas played the role of Hind al-Husseini in the biographical film Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel. Abbas will shed light on the process of inhabiting the role of Hind al-Husseini, including the actress’s quest for details about al-Husseini’s life and personality. She will also address the human and psychological aspects of al-Husseini’s interaction with the children. 
Don’t miss it!

*This is part of a series of symposia titled Reflections on Jerusalemite Educators.

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