6 April 2022

Announcing the Darkness: The Candelabra of the Office of Tenebrae

Exceptional pieces of the Latin Christian patrimony, the majestic candelabras of Tenebrae conserved by the Terra Sancta Museum are, without a doubt, among the least known and mysterious works of the ..

7 March 2022

The Fondation Mansart supports the Terra Sancta Museum !

The news of the support by the Fondation Mansart for the construction project of the Terra Sancta Museum was of 2021! Specialized in the conservation and promotion of the heritage for more than ..

1 March 2022

High above the Old City : the mystery of the bells of St Saviour

In the past few weeks, the researcher Alex Rodriguez Suarez, a specialist in the question of sound in the history of the Middle East, has started studying the bells of the convents of the Custody of ..

24 February 2022

Some ruins of the Holy Sepulchre on display in the Terra Sancta Museum

A few weeks ago, a team of restorers led by Piero Coronas was in Jerusalem to prepare a curious operation: the moving of columns and capitals « from the Holy Sepulchre » to the Convent of the ..

11 February 2022

Heritage and education: the project on behalf of young Palestinians continues at the Terra Sancta Museum.

In March 2016 the first section of the new museum of the Franciscans in Jerusalem, the Terra Sancta Museum (TSM), was inaugurated. Pro Terra Sancta, the NGO that supports the Custody of the Holy ..

7 February 2022

Palestinian histories. The links between the Franciscans and the local communities through the collections of the Terra Sancta Museum

Since they arrived in the Holy Land in the 13th century, the Franciscans have been closely involved in the lives of their contemporaries in areas which went well beyond spiritual and liturgical ..

28 January 2022

The Georgian capital of St Saviour : new evidence of the history of the siege of the Custody of the Holy Land

The month of July 2021 will without a doubt mark the history of the building of the Terra Sancta Museum for a long time. As the main structural work was being continued in what will soon be the ..

20 January 2022

Rawan Ghneim : “It is good to have a connection with the places in your city so you recognize and know your past.”

In February 2020, a project entirely consecrated to the Palestinian youth of East Jerusalem was launched by Pro Terra Santa (Pro TS) in cooperation with the Terra Sancta Museum and thanks to the ..

16 January 2022

The building site of the Terra Sancta Museum : Georgian and Crusader remains under the Franciscan church

As the work on the new historical section of the Terra Sancta Museum continues, the architects responsible for the site were very surprised to discover, under the present-day Franciscan church, a ..

7 January 2022

The museums of the Franciscans in Jerusalem, 120 years at the service of Christian history in the Holy Land

This year the Terra Sancta Museum celebrates its ten years of existence. However, this project, started by the Custos Emeritus Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa in 2012, does not mark the start of ..

28 December 2021

Lorraine Abu Azizeh : when architecture and restoration are combined in the Middle East

The Terra Sancta Museum is proud to include in its teams several international experts who have been working for more than five years on it. They include Lorraine Abu Azizeh, a French architect who ..

23 December 2021

“We will be part of this museum”: a museum built hand in hand with the Palestinians

In the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week, the studious atmosphere can be felt by anyone entering the Technical Department of the Custody of the Holy Land. Sitting at a desk, two ..