The Museum

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The Museum is a film that observes, examines and ponders Israel's most important cultural institution,
the Israel Museum, who poses for its own complex portrait in this poised observational documentary.
Sitting high on the brow of a Jerusalem hill directly opposite the Knesset, the sprawling site — now more
than half a century old — contains nearly half a million objects, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Crusader
armour to masterpieces by Rembrandt and Marc Chagall.
Constructed as a set of loose encounters with its human inhabitants, we eavesdrop on the curators,
museum guards, archaeological conservators, visiting schoolchildren, and even the resident rabbi, who
together form a kaleidoscopic picture of the way art, history and national destiny intersect in the galleries.
Through it all, the Israel Museum emerges as a shining example of a nation’s highest aspirations for itself.


The Museum
  • Cast
  • Artur Avakov, David Mevorah
  • Director
  • Ran Tal
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Classification
  • E, 82 mins
  • Special Note
  • This movie is subtitled
  • Distributor
  • JIFF Distribution

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