Birzeit University Museum

Birzeit University Museum is an innovative art space at the heart of the university campus, seeking to produce contemporary arts and promote their practice amongst the university community and across the Palestinian society at large, through a multidisciplinary experimental approach. The Museum works organically through its surrounding environment, proposing a unique learning model for an art museum within the Palestinian cultural experience.

Birzeit University Museum’s collection is home over 2100 pieces today, including the Traditional Palestinian Costumes Collection, Tawfiq Canaan Talismans and Amulets Collection and Art Works Collection. The main gallery was opened to the public in 2005, with an open exhibition space of 400 square meters, including offices, exhibition space and student studios. The gallery offer a year-long open program of exhibitions. The Virtual Gallery was also launched in 2005, established as an online archive for Palestinian art practice. Its objective is to offer a window on contemporary art in Palestine, available in both Arabic and English. (Birzeit University Museum)

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