The Museum

The Museum

Museum Front

The Museum is situated in a building that served as a military outpost and its facade was damaged by battles.

Museum Front

The Museum on the Seam is a socio-political contemporary art museum located in Jerusalem. The Museum in its unique way, presents art as a language with no boundaries in order to raise controversial social issues for public discussion. At the center of the changing exhibitions in the Museum stand the national, ethnic and economic seam lines in their local and universal contexts.

The Museum is committed to examining the social reality within our regional conflict, to advancing dialogue in the face of discord and to encouraging social responsibility that is based on what we all have in common rather than what keeps us apart.

 

 

The Museum is situated in a building that was built in 1932 by the Barmki family. Following the war of 1948 until the Six Day War of 1967, the building served as an army outpost on the border between Israel and Jordan alongside the Mandelbaum Gate that connected the divided city.

Between 1970 - 1997, the museum featured a permanent exhibition about the reunification of the city.

Between the years 1999 - 2005 an interactive exhibition on tolerance understanding and coexistence was on display. Since 2005, the building has been serving as a socio-political contemporary art museum, initiated by the designer and curator Raphie Etgar  thanks to the generous support of the von Holtzbrinck family of Germany.