7 July 2023

Memories of St Saviour for the inhabitants of Jerusalem

Thanks to the support of the AFD (Agence française de développement) and of the NDC (Ngo for Development Center), the Custody invites inhabitants of Jerusalem, pilgrims and visitors to travel back ...

20 June 2023

University of Bethlehem and the Terra Sancta Museum, a partnership of competences

As part of the "Action for the identity and resilience of East Jerusalem” financed by the AFD - Agence Française de Développement’ and implemented by the NDC – NGO for development center, the ...

31 May 2023

“Memories of Saint Saviour: convent, parish, museum”:

Exhibition from 6th June to 25th July Following in the line of the exhibition “Minkom wa alaikom”, which was held in December 2022 at the Dar al Sabagh center in Bethlehem, the ...

15 May 2023

An unsuspected treasure on the walls of St Saviour’s church

Two large frames with a red background, on which there were very many small metal objects, were recently taken down from the walls of St Saviour’s church. The first aim of the operation was to ...

13 April 2023

Dima Musallam: "The Terra Sancta Museum, a hope for those who want to defend and spread the Christian faith in the Holy Land"

Dima is one of the faces of Palestinian Christian youth that allows the heritage of the Holy City to shine! Visitors to the archaeological section of the Terra Sancta Museum have been lucky enough to ...

23 March 2023

Call for Applications

Research Grants in Jerusalem For the Study of the Archives and Documentary Collections held by the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem Deadline: 31 May 2023 Within the framework of the ...

16 March 2023

The Oriental libraries project : an update

A new partnership was signed in Paris in November 2021 between the Custody of the Holy Land and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF). One year later, how far has this project ...

10 February 2023

Hana Irshaid, storyteller of the Palestinian heritage

The Terra Sancta Museum is the first Museum in the world focusing on the Christian heritage of the Holy Land right here, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. It displays the history of the ...

6 February 2023


The Terra Sancta Museum, as an institution directly involved in the preservation and protection of the Cultural Heritage of the Custody, shares the latter’s feelings of concern and disapproval ...

31 January 2023

Giulia Morotti, Guardian of the Condotte

From at least the 16th century until the 1990s, the friars recorded by hand all donations received for their works in the Holy Land. Their study reveals an untold story of the links between the ...

25 January 2023

The conversion of St Paul by Friedrich Pacher or when the Tyrol invites itself to the museum

25th January marks the feast-day of the conversion of St Paul. The Terra Sancta Museum has a painting representing this episode which will be one of the works displayed in the museum. Let’s discover it.

9 January 2023

Palestinian Craftsmanship on Display in Bethlehem

From December 19, 2022 to January 4th, 2023 an exhibit was shown in Bethlehem called “Minkom wa elaykom”, which is the result of a collaboration between the Terra Sancta Museum (TSM) and the Dar ...

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