Israel Museum Launches New Membership Campaign

Months before its reopening on July 26, 2010, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem is launching a special campaign, full of surprises, to promote annual membership of individuals and families. The Museum aims to add to its ranks thousands of new individual and family members, who will enjoy the numerous exhibitions and artistic attractions slated to open upon completion of the campus renewal project.

Those who join the Museum now will reap major benefits: until July 22, membership rates will remain as they have been in recent years. Every member will gain unlimited access to the renewed Museum campus; new exhibitions; new masterpieces, and newly designed Art, Jewish Art and Culture, and Archaeology wings. Members will enjoy at no cost an array of summer events, and dance and musical performances in the Sculpture Garden. This year, the Museum will host special performances by Yehudit Ravitz and Shalom Chanoch in the Art Garden, and White Nights festivities, featuring cultural and musical events in the galleries.

Admission will be free to members during the many events scheduled for the entire family during the summer months.

In addition to these benefits, presentation of a membership card entitles members to discounts on tickets to special events, free admission to lectures, discounts on purchases in the Museum Store and new Museum restaurants, and discounts for children in the Youth Wing.

Thanks to special donations, admission is now free to IDF soldiers doing compulsory military service, and to individuals doing National Service; children enjoy free admission on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Jewish holidays, and throughout the month of August.

In addition, the Museum has collaborated with the Israel Student Union and the New Spirit – Students for Jerusalem organizations to make it possible for every student to purchase an annual Museum membership for the nominal fee of NIS 100.

Membership prices until July 22, 2010:
Individual membership NIS 195
Membership for a couple NIS 285
Senior citizens membership NIS 95
Student membership NIS 100

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem will reopen in its new expanded and upgraded format on July 26, 2010. Adhering to the architectural vision of its original planners, architect Alfred Mansfeld and designer Dora Gad, the Museum campus renewal and development project upgrades all the structures, passageways, exhibition halls, and varied services offered to the visiting public, easing orientation in the 80 dunam museum campus and its gardens, and primarily, enhancing the visitor experience.

The renovation plan is a joint initiative of the Efrat-Kowalsky Architects firm and James Carpenter Design Associates of New York, implemented by A. Lerman Architects of Tel Aviv. Their plan features a new entrance compound; a covered path linking the main entrance compound at the front of the Museum to a new main entrance hall, from which visitors will approach various wings of the Museum; new and expanded arrangement of the Museum’s permanent displays, and the establishment of a new central display space for temporary exhibitions.

For further details, please call the Israel Museum Membership Office at 02-6708855.

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