19 November 2020

Palestinian art and craft collection: a reconstruction of a cultural heritage

    Find out more about the story of George Al'Ama and the Custody of the Holy Land   These are incredible objects, expressions of local culture, and history. The excellent state of ..

15 November 2020

Modern Day Manuscript Illumination:  “The Patience of an Angel and the Eyes of a Hawk"

Parisian Olivier Naude leads a double life. Insurance company researcher is his day job, but his true calling is manuscript illumination, and he has just completed several masterworks for the ..

11 November 2020

The new journey of George Al'Ama with the Terra Sancta Museum

In September 2020, George Al’Ama, founder of Dar Al Sabagh Diaspora Studies and Research Centre and the head of the Research and Training Unit of CCHP Centre - Conservation of Cultural Heritage ..

27 October 2020

Eight months after closing: the museum at the time of the Coronavirus

Eight months have passed since the museum has been closed, and unfortunately it is still difficult to imagine a date on which the doors of the Terra Sancta Museum can reopen to the public. After ..

21 October 2020

In spite of Covid-19, reflection and work continues at the Terra Sancta Museum

Exceptional health situation, exceptional scientific committee. On Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 September 2020, the 6th working session of the Terra Sancta Museum's Scientific Committee was held in ..

15 September 2020

Inauguration in Paris of the exhibition “The guardians of Christ’s tomb”

Every year, more than ten million tourists visit the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur in Paris, the second most visited place in France after the Cathedral of Notre Dame.  As the Sacré Coeur closes the ..

19 August 2020

At the school of mother-of-pearl artisans in Bethlehem

Instituted by the Franciscans during the 16th century, mother-of-pearl craftsmanship has been revived in Bethlehem. Concerned about preserving and valuing this Christian and Palestinian cultural ..

16 June 2020

Cultural heritage, education and local community : A new project is launched

The Terra Sancta Museum has officially launched a new project called "Terra Sancta Museum (TSM): A Community Living Museum for Palestinian Youth" (ENI/2019/407-798). Funded by the European Union, the ..

9 June 2020

Mosaic: evidence of eras, religions and cultures in the Holy Land

Introduction The mosaic constitutes, thanks to its great antiquity, a unique piece heritage in mediterranean art and culture. In particular, the cradle of most antique civilization and crossroads ..

30 April 2020

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the Holy Land

The Terra Sancta Museum will have a hall dedicated to the history of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. The origins of the Order go back to the end of the 10th century when, according to ..

20 April 2020

The Pharmacy of St. Saviour in Jerusalem

A singular patrimony of knowledge in the Middle East A rich collection of jugs, saplings, apothecary vases and jars, pharmacopoeia, recipes and carefully preserved medical records make up the ..

26 March 2020

Medicine in the Terra Sancta: Symbol of International and Interreligious Charity

Jerusalem, 1785 In 1785 an epidemic of the plague swept the Holy Land. Years later, in 1898, Paolo Gaidano immortalized in a painting, the piety of the Franciscan friars who, without regard for ..

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