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 ..

15 March 2020

Notice of temporary closure

In accordance with directives issued by the Government, the museum will remain closed from today until further communication. Keep following us on Facebook and Instagram! Have a nice Sunday.

12 March 2020

Design of the sacred: the new catalogue of liturgical vestments and fabrics

The new catalogue of the Terra Sancta Museum dedicated to sacred vestments, edited by Maria Pia Pettinau Vescina with the contribution of Danièle Véron-Denise, a well-known expert in liturgical and ..

3 March 2020

From the Ecole des Chartres to Jerusalem to study a 15th century manuscript

Interview with Geneviève Alday, student and archivist and paleographer in Paris, came to Jerusalem to make studies on a manuscript from the Archives of the Custody of the Holy Land. The ..

12 February 2020

Preparing the opening of the Terra Sancta Museum: The restoration of a mosaic found on Mt. Sion

The archaeologist Daniela Massara, researcher and curator of the archaelogical collection of the Terra Sancta Museum, brings us the discovery of a mosaic found in 1930.

29 January 2020

Reconstructing Lost Foundations: The search for the artistic patrimony of the Custody of the Holy Land

Claire Tallon, student of the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, gives us some findings from her bibliographic enquiry into the historic-artistic patrimony of the Custody of the Holy Land.

12 December 2019

A relic of the Holy Cradle returns to the Holy Land and its connection to the Holy Land Museum

A relic of the Holy Cradle of the child Jesus returned to Bethlehem as a gift from Pope Francis.

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