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L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Hapalmach St., Hapalmach, Jerusalem, 92542 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/566–1291
  • Cost: NIS 40
  • Hours: Sun., Mon., Wed. 10–3; Tues., Thurs. 10–7; Fri. and Jewish holiday eves 10–2; Sat. and Jewish holidays, 10–4.
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  • Location: West Jerusalem
Updated: 05-19-2013

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