Architect: Austen St. Barbe Harrison, the 1930’s
A tour of the Rockefeller Museum, one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful buildings, which will recount the story behind this imposing structure. It was the first building in the country that was designed from the outset to be a national museum. The tour will talk about the unique architectural qualities of the building, whose construction was intended to serve a dual purpose: on the one hand, a museum which includes an archaeological exhibition that contains relics from the earliest days of archaeology in the Land of Israel, unearthed at sites such as Jericho, Beit Shean and the Temple Mount and, on the other hand, a facility that houses the offices of the institution that manages the country’s archaeological affairs.
The tour will be led by Allegra Sabriago, the curator of the British Mandate collection at the Israel Antiquities Authority.
- Participation in the tour is contingent on presenting a Green Pass and wearing a mask.