Cinema, Art etc.
A temporary exhibition on Jerusalem between the 11th and 15th centuries is showing at the Metropolitan Museum of New York until 8th January 2017. The exhibition include objects from the Custody of the Holy Land.
The photographic exhibition Nostalghia, on show until the end of November 2016 at the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem, is the result of a journey through the Christian minorities of the Middle East.
Since 21stMay, the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem has had two 15th century illuminated volumes on display, which the public can admire until 20th September. This is a minor event which brings together, after centuries, two parts of the same work: a copy of the Mishne Torah by Moses Maimonides produced in northern Italy around 1457. The initiative was made possible by the collaboration between the Museum and the Vatican Library.
The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land has announced the launch of a new website dedicated to the Basilica of the Annunciation of Nazareth. Published in four languages (Italian, English, French and Spanish), it presents up-to-date and in-depth information, divided into various sections.
The Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris, house an exhibition called Treasure of the Holy Sepulchre. Gifts from European Royal Courts to Jerusalem from 16th April to 14th July. This is a particular event: for the first time 250 “unknown” masterpieces that were sent to Jerusalem over the centuries are on display in one place.
Israel's entire archaeological archive has been posted on the Internet and will be publicly available later this month, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Jan. 16th. Thousands of documents tracing archeological discoveries in Israel/Palestine in the past 100 years will be published in an online database in the coming days.