Programs and Activities

Fridays in Focus

   (Program in Hebrew) 


November 1, 2019 | The Museum as a Modern Temple, Leora Berry, Architect and BLMJ Deputy Director
The structure and design of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem serve the objects displayed within. We will look at the Museum’s modern architectural features, as well as a few that were borrowed from the ancient Near East, and refer to overt and covert aspects that influence the visitor experience. My tour will integrate exhibits and models from the Museum’s collection to illustrate the worldviews, beliefs, and building methods reflected in ancient architecture.

December 6, 2019 | Before Paper Was Flat, Roni Barsheshet, Director of Creative Workshops
What was the first “paper” that people used? What did they “put to paper”, and how? What happened when writing was invented, and people started sending complete messages? As an artist, I have always been interested in the constraints and possibilities of materials. Paper, as a flat, two-dimensional material, has challenged me in making deep, textured works of art.

During this tour, we will examine the various media that have been used for writing: stone, clay, wood, and papyrus - the first paper in the world. We will explore the relationship between the texture of these materials, the tools used for writing, and the markings that were made. During the tour, you will see a demonstration of how papyrus was made, and have the opportunity to try it for yourself!


Admittance is included with museum entrance fee | Advance booking is recommended | Number of available places is limited | For details and registration: 02-5611066