Exclusive Tour of Eretz Israel Museum
The curators of the Eretz Israel Museum are taking IWC Archaeology on an exclusive tour of the museum on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a multidisciplinary museum that focuses on the history and culture of Israel through comprehensive permanent and temporary exhibits in the diverse fields of archaeology, ethnography, philately (stamps), folklore, Judaica, traditional crafts, popular art, cultural history, and local identity.
Our visit will include three different exhibitions, each one with a different guide who is the curator of the specific exhibition.
Dr. Irit Ziffer, curator of the Ceramics and Nechushtan exhibition, will take us through the smelting furnaces of the Chalcolithic Period and the mining expeditions of the Egyptian pharaohs in Timna, also known as King Solomon's mines. We'll see pottery from its inception during the Neolithic Period when agriculture stimulated the development of the ceramics industry to its use in documenting human history with cuneiform writing on clay tablets and Hebrew script from the First Temple Period.
Henrietta Eliezer Brunner, curator of the Glass Pavilion, will lead us on a unique journey through time, traveling back thousands of years to the earliest days of glassmaking in this region. Not only are the ancient glass objects a source of fascination, but the presentation of the history, range and intricate art of glassmaking are equally compelling. Among the unique features are fragile relics of glass dating from biblical times, as well as some of the earliest blown glass discovered from the Roman period.
Dr. Etan Ayalon, curator of Man and his Work Center, will display the traditional material culture of the Land of Israel in numerous spheres of daily life, among them agriculture, crafts, domestic work, design, and decoration. Archaeological finds show that work tools, artifacts and production methods have scarcely changed over thousands of years of history and have been used until recent years in the Arab localities, Bedouin encampments and by Jews living in the Land of Israel and neighboring countries. Date: Thursday, 11.01.18 Guides: Henrietta Eliezer Brunner; Dr. Irit Ziffer; Dr. Etan Ayalon
9:30 - Meet at museum entrance
10:30-11:30 Tour in the Ceramics and Nechushtan permanent exhibition
11:30-13:00 Tour in the Glass Pavilion
14:30-16:00 Tour in the Man and his Work Center
Cost: NIS 120 per person
This trip is suitable for people who are independent and do not need assistance, but is an easy walking tour (inside the museum only). It is open to English speaking friends. Please remember that time is a flexible dimension and may vary from the plan.