21 May 2019

Jewelry Making : Past & Present

“Jewelry Making: Past & Present” – an exhibition presented at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem in partnership with the Terra Sancta Museum from May 30 to November 16, 2019.

A dialogue between the museum’s permanent collection and the contemporary interpretations by 45 artists & Jewlers

The Museum for Islamic Art presents, Jewelry Making: Past & Present, a new exhibition which explores artistic and cultural dialogues between the three monotheistic religions prominent in Jerusalem – Islam, Judaism and Christianity. From the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition displays a rich view of Islamic Jewlery and Artefacts dating back from the 7th century as well as the contemporary interpretations by 45 Israeli artists and jewellers.

Expanding on the dialogue between past and present, each artist delved into the history of jewelry from concepts that deal with generation, tradition and heritage to draw unique inspiration for their designs while giving new social and political contexts through art. “The museum is thrilled to present this opportunity to expose visitors to the art and culture of the past, while also presenting them with a contemporary response from local artists.”says Nadim Sheiban, Director of The Museum for Islamic Art.

In partnership with the Terra Sancta Museum

Also part of the exhibition, is a collection of ecclesiastical metalwork from the Custody of the Holy Land which dates back from the 16th to 19th century is exhibited for the first time to the public. These sacred metal objects have been accumulated throughout the centuries from the Mediterranean Christian nations, who regularly sent money and goods to assist the Franciscans charged with looking after the sanctuaries in the Holy Land.

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