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Jerusalem Sights

L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

Updated 05/19/2013

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This institution prides itself on being a private Jewish initiative (opened 1974) that showcases the considerable and diverse artistic achievements of Islamic culture worldwide. Its rich collections—ceramics, glass, carpets, fabrics, jewelry, metalwork, and painting—reflect a creativity that spanned half a hemisphere, from Spain to India, and from the 7th century to modern times. Unconnected to the main theme is a unique collection of rare (some priceless) antique

European clocks and watches, the pride of the founder's family.

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Address:

2 Hapalmach St., Jerusalem, 92542, Israel

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02-566–1291

Sight Details:

  • NIS 40
  • Sun., Mon., Wed. 10–3; Tues., Thurs. 10–7; Fri. and Jewish holiday eves 10–2; Sat. and Jewish holidays, 10–4.

Updated 05/19/2013

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