Israel Museum Sets Attendance Record

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has recorded an unprecedented attendance during July, welcoming over 83,000 visitors throughout the month. During this period visitors included local and international tourists and groups of all ages participating in a wide range of summer programs. Visitors were enticed by new exhibitions including: Beuys | Kantor: Remembering, White Gold: Revealing the World’s Earliest Coins, A World Apart Next Door: Glimpses into the Life of Hasidic Jews, and Crossplay: Male Actors, Female Roles in Kabuki Theatre among others.

In the first half of 2012, the Museum recorded close to half a million visitors, following on from 2011, when attendance statistics exceeded those of previous years with a total of nearly 820,000 visitors. Since completing the comprehensive renewal of its 20-acre campus, with new galleries, service facilities, and public spaces, the Museum has been able to expand its offerings to serve a broader and more diverse audience.

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