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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum is Israel’s leading encyclopaedic museums. The museum’s collections include the archaeology of the Holy Land, Jewish Art and Life and Fine Arts.

The museum’s Fine Arts departments include Israeli Art; European Art; Modern Art; Contemporary Art; Prints and Drawings; Photography; Design and Architecture; Asian Art; African Art; Oceanic Art; and Arts of the Americas.

An urn-shaped building on the grounds of the museum, the Shrine of the Book, houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and artefacts discovered at Masada.

Highlights of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

  • Venus of Berekhat Ram
  • The interior of a 1736 Zedek ve Shalom synagogue from Suriname
  • Necklaces worn by Jewish brides in Yemen
  • Islamic prayer niche from 17th-century Persia
  • Heliodorus Stele
  • Second Temple model
  • The Death of Adonis by Peter Paul Rubens

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

A Tour of Jewish Museums and Holocaust Memorial Museums

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 “L’Chaim!”
– Traditional Jewish toast

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Photo Credits: 1) iיעל י [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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