The Palestinian Museum

The Museum
The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society and culture, particularly in the period from 1750 onwards. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research. The Museum is a flagship project of Taawon-Welfare Association and one of the most exciting new cultural projects in Palestine.

The Museum’s Vision
The Palestinian Museum aims to contribute to a vibrant Palestinian cultural scene with a national and international presence, capable of strengthening the bonds between Palestinians and those interested in their culture and history.

The Museum will focus on promoting Palestinian culture in the Arab world and internationally; creating the environment for free and innovative intellectual and creative endeavour; advocating for the use of cultural tools for educational purposes; strengthening a sense of unifying national identity; and fostering a culture of dialogue and tolerance.

Museum without Borders
The Palestinian Museum was designed as a transnational institution, capable of overcoming geographical and political boundaries to reach Palestinians within historic Palestine and beyond. Its digital collections and online platforms, alongside its network of local and international partnerships, will allow for the sharing of skills, resources, programmes and exhibitions with individuals and institutions worldwide.

Our Story
In 1997, members of Taawon-Welfare Association wanted to create a museum dedicated to the memory of the Nakba in order to document the catastrophe that shaped the history of modern Palestine as a result of the expulsion from their homeland of more than 60 percent of the country’s Arab inhabitants. With time, however, this idea evolved so that the Museum no longer only focusses on the Nakba, but is now planned as an institution that can celebrate Palestine’s culture more broadly. The Museum aims to do this through a series of innovative and creative programmes that will allow its audience to also reflect on the present in order to imagine a better future.


photo credit: Heneghan Peng Architects


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Educational programs

At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery

Workshop

The educational and public program for At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery Tour Curator's Tours Saturday 28th May – 11am-12pm Wednesday 29th June – 6pm-7pm Friday 29th July –...


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Articles

26.3.2017

The Palestinian Museum Announces its Programme for 2017 and 2018

The Palestinian Museum

Birzeit, Palestine - 16 Jan 2017 - The Palestinian Museum has announced its rich and diverse programme for 2017 and 2018. The programme includes five major...

26.3.2017

The Palestinian Museum signs a memorandum of understanding with Birzeit University

The Palestinian Museum

The Palestinian Museum signs a memorandum of understanding with Birzeit University The Palestinian Museum and Birzeit University signed a memorandum of...

26.3.2017

The Palestinian Museum Signs an agreement with “Ommar El-Ard” for Waste Recycling

The Palestinian Museum

Building on its Green Building Legacy The Palestinian Museum Signs an agreement with “Ommar El-Ard” for Waste Recycling The Palestinian Museum, committed to...

11.10.2016

The Palestinian Museum organizes its first symposium within the activities of "Qalandiya International"

The Palestinian Museum

Speakers in this symposium were the Director General of the Palestinian Museum Dr. Mahmoud Hawari, the President of the International Council of Museums...

13.6.2016

A series of art installations celebrating the birth of the Palestinian Museum

The Palestinian Museum

Ramallah 18/6/2016 - This evening, the Palestinian Museum celebrates the inauguration of its brand new building, with a selection of artworks and performances...

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