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17 January 2019

“Itinera ad loca sancta”: a catalogue of pilgrimages

Presentation of the catalogue of travel books in the Franciscan Libraries of Jerusalem The book “Itinera ad loca sancta. Travel books in the Franciscan Libraries of Jerusalem, Catalogue of the ..

3 December 2018

The assembling of the Treasury of the Custody by the commissioners of the Holy Land

On the occasion of the 4th International Congress of Commissioners of the Holy Land, held at Jerusalem from 26 November to 2 December, the Terra Sancta Museum recounts the role of these ..

30 November 2018

The security of the museum at the heart of the scientific committee’s consultations

An executive delegation of the museum’s scientific committee—composed of Béatrix Saule, honorary director of the Château de Versailles ; Jérôme Dumoux, museographer ; Jacques Charles ..

16 November 2018

First inventory of Franciscan monasteries in Jaffa discovers new sacred objects

From the 5th to the 9th of November, two students from the Ecole du Louvre and an Italian researcher in goldsmithing travelled to Jaffa to make an inventory of the sacred objects held in the ..

27 September 2018

Terra Sancta Museum, work begins at St. Savior’s Monastery

The Scientific Committee of the Terra Sancta Museum gathered at the St. Savior’s Monastery in Jerusalem, from Sunday, September 23, to Wednesday September 26, for the third meeting dedicated to the ..

13 June 2018

A photographic exhibit on the daily life of the friars of the Custody

The daily life of the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land is recounted by the shots taken by Thomas Coex, a photographer for Agence France Presse. From June 11 until the end of October, ..

23 May 2018

The Chasuble of the “Immacolata”, an exclusive preview from the first book of the “Catalogues of the Terra Sancta Museum”

On the occasion of the Marian Month, we offer the description of a precious vestment from the 17th century as a preview of the first volume of the new book series dedicated to the Terra Sancta ..

11 May 2018

The SBF Archeological collections for the Terra Sancta Museum: new findings and works for the archeological section

Whoever enters the Convent of the Flagellation today will notice a new name on some doors: SBF Archaelogical Collections. This will be the name of the new section of the Terra Sancta Museum which, ..

19 April 2018

Resumption of work for the Historic section of the Terra Sancta Museum: study of spaces and scenographic project.

A new stage of work has just been completed for the Historic section of the Terra Sancta Museum at the Saint Saviour Convent in Jerusalem. "The primary objective of these new meetings was to check ..

8 December 2017

Tonino Maurizi's Christmas. 110 paintings on show in Jerusalem.

The exhibition “A thousand times Christmas” will take place at the Sala Curiale of St Savior Monastery, Jerusalem from December 7th 2017 to February 2nd 2018. 110 paintings created by the ..

23 November 2017

Two “new” herodian capitals discovered at Terra Sancta Museum.

During the restoration of artifacts for the new setting of Terra Sancta Archeological Museum, two capitals, not yet dating, have been dated almost certainly to the Herodian period. Even if they come ..

20 June 2017

Ended the project: “Learning from close up-guided visits to historical and religious sites”. The students of the Jerusalem schools at the Terra Sancta Museum

The project “Learning from close up- guided visits to historical and religious sites” wanted and financed by ATS pro Terra Sancta and the Mosaic Centre Jericho مركز الفسيفساء ..

6 June 2017

“The faces of Palmira” of the Terra Sancta Museum travelling toward Aquileia: An exhibition about the dialogue between cultures.”

The Terra Sancta Museum, among the precious archeological findings that the Franciscans preserve in their great collection, which is the result of many excavations and many acquisitions, preserved ..

22 May 2017

The Italian General Consul privately visits the Terra Sancta Museum

It’s been many years since the Italian General Consulate cooperates with the local institutions in order to safeguard and to promote the cultural heritage of the Holy Land, which could also work as ..

4 May 2017

he masterwork of Venetian textile in the Holy Land: “for the glory of God”

It is known that the regalia represent one of the most precious goods of the ecclesiastic art. Since the beginning, both the Occidental and Oriental Church liturgies aim to put light on the ..

3 May 2017

The Emperor Adriano’s inscription is back in the Flagellation Convent in Jerusalem

It’s been a few days since part of the famous inscription of Adriano is back in the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, this inscription is dedicated to the roman emperor by the Tenth legion of the ..

8 March 2017

Central Europe visiting the Terra Sancta Museum

Yesterday March 7, 2017, the Terra Sancta Museum had the privilege to host the ambassadors of Poland, Czech Republich, Slovakia and Hungary, representing together the Visegràd Four, a cultural and ..

23 December 2016

Venetian Treasures in Jerusalem: following the lion

VENEZIA: ADVOCATA TERRAE SANCTAE On December 22nd 2016, the Terra Sancta Museum, including its Library and General Archives office, collaborated with the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, ..

26 November 2016

The pharmacy of Saint Saviour

A selection of vases, texts, and documents. St. Francis room, Curia of the Custody of the Holy Land, New Gate (Jerusalem) The 30th of November at 3 pm professor Paola Brusa, from the Department ..

6 May 2016

April 2016 - Terra Sancta Museum – Via Dolorosa: what do people say?

Two weeks after the opening of the new multimedia installation on the Via Dolorosa, the Franciscans of the Holy Land are really satisfied with the result. The multimedia section of the museum about ..

6 May 2016

March 2016 - Jerusalem is home to a new museum within the walls of the old city, at the Monastery of the Flagellation

From the website of the Christian Media Centre Since mid-March 2016, Jerusalem is home to a new museum within the walls of the old city, at the Monastery of the Flagellation. It is called "Terra ..

7 March 2016

March 2016 - Terra Sancta Museum: Let the show begin!

Three, two, one… Terra Sancta Museum! On March 17, the first section of a unique museum will open up in Jerusalem (Monastery of the Flagellation). This will be the first exhibition showing the ..

11 August 2015

Restoration of the collection of Ottoman firmans

[From custodia.org]  While work is under way at the sites that will host the Terra Sancta Museum, the Custody’s archivist Br. Sergey Loktionov is preparing the archival documents that will be ..

29 June 2015

Terra Sancta Museum, ceremony of laying the foundation stone by the Custos of the Holy Land

On 25 June at 11 AM fra Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, blessed the foundation stone of the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem. The museum project kicked off with a symbolic ceremony ..

20 May 2015

19/05/2015 - The Terra Sancta Museum project begins to take shape

In the Old City of Jerusalem preparations are underway. Work has begun at both monasteries that will host the museum—at the Monastery of the Flagellation, the second station of the Via Crucis, ..

19 April 2014

The Project of the Terra Sancta Museum presented to the consuls of Jerusalem

The consuls and various delegations to Jerusalem, who arrived and were received one-by-one at the headquarters of the Custody of the Holy Land by Fra Pierbattista Pizzaballa, found themselves before ..

19 April 2014

Huge turnout at the sixth Holy Land Volunteers' Day

This year's Holy Land Volunteers' Day has closed in Rome in the presence of the Custodians of the Holy Land, including Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa. Among the attendees was Gabriele Allevi, ..

18 April 2014

“A dream that we Franciscans hope to make a reality”: the Terra Sancta Museum presented to the public in Milan

“The time has come to leave your name in history.” The meeting to present the Terra Sancta Museum concluded with this challenge. It comes, to say the least, at a moment of great economic ..

18 April 2014

Presentation of the Terra Sancta Museum project in Milan

On Tuesday 21 May 2013, Fra Renato Beretta, General Visitor of the Custody of the Holy Land, will make a presentation in Milan on the project for the TERRA SANCTA MUSEUM, scheduled to open in 2015 ..

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