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Palestinian Museum opens its doors without any exhibits
POSTED 18 May 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Museum chair Omar al-Qattan said that Palestinians were “so in need of positive energy” that opening a museum completely void of an exhibits would still be worth the effort
Following the appointment of Dr Mahmoud Hawari as its new director last week, Israel’s Palestinian Museum has opened its doors today (18 May) without any exhibits.

The US$60m, (€55m, £40m) project, which has the intention of creating an iconic building to act as a beacon of hope for the Palestinian people, was first mooted in 1999, but has been stalled multiple times due to political tensions in the region.

The building itself – a contemporary design by Heneghan Peng which sits on a series of terraces designed to echo the agricultural terraces of the region – is “symbolically critical”, according to Omar al-Qattan, the museum’s chair.

The museum’s inaugural exhibition Never Part, which will highlight artefacts of Palestinian refugees, was suspended after a disagreement between former director Jack Persekian and the museum’s board, which led to Persekian's departure.

al-Qattan said that Palestinians were “so in need of positive energy” that opening a museum completely void of an exhibits would still be worth the effort.

Despite its lack of exhibits, the building is hosting its opening ceremony a few days after the 68th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as Nakba – the 1948 Palestinian exodus and the conflict that followed.

The museum will be free-to-visit for the public starting 1 June, though what will be available to see is still in question.

The museum is also launching the first of its satellite exhibitions on 25 May, with Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery coming to Beirut, Lebanon.

The US$60m, (€55m, £40m) project, which has the intention of creating an iconic building to act as a beacon of hope for the Palestinian people
The building itself sits on a series of terraces designed to echo the agricultural terraces of the region
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Palestinian Museum opens its doors without any exhibits
POSTED 18 May 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Museum chair Omar al-Qattan said that Palestinians were “so in need of positive energy” that opening a museum completely void of an exhibits would still be worth the effort
Following the appointment of Dr Mahmoud Hawari as its new director last week, Israel’s Palestinian Museum has opened its doors today (18 May) without any exhibits.

The US$60m, (€55m, £40m) project, which has the intention of creating an iconic building to act as a beacon of hope for the Palestinian people, was first mooted in 1999, but has been stalled multiple times due to political tensions in the region.

The building itself – a contemporary design by Heneghan Peng which sits on a series of terraces designed to echo the agricultural terraces of the region – is “symbolically critical”, according to Omar al-Qattan, the museum’s chair.

The museum’s inaugural exhibition Never Part, which will highlight artefacts of Palestinian refugees, was suspended after a disagreement between former director Jack Persekian and the museum’s board, which led to Persekian's departure.

al-Qattan said that Palestinians were “so in need of positive energy” that opening a museum completely void of an exhibits would still be worth the effort.

Despite its lack of exhibits, the building is hosting its opening ceremony a few days after the 68th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as Nakba – the 1948 Palestinian exodus and the conflict that followed.

The museum will be free-to-visit for the public starting 1 June, though what will be available to see is still in question.

The museum is also launching the first of its satellite exhibitions on 25 May, with Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery coming to Beirut, Lebanon.

The US$60m, (€55m, £40m) project, which has the intention of creating an iconic building to act as a beacon of hope for the Palestinian people
The building itself sits on a series of terraces designed to echo the agricultural terraces of the region
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