Welcome to Jerusalem
Preview of Our Major Themed Exhibition
Exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem
The Old City of Jerusalem is dominated by churches, mosques, and synagogues. Numerous different Christian, Muslim, and Jewish denominations have chosen this city as their spiritual center. Simultaneously, Jerusalem is home to extraordinary political tensions, for it is claimed as the capital city of the state of Israel, founded in 1948, and of a future state of Palestine. The exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem addresses these historical aspects of this city where daily life, religion, and politics are inextricably interwoven.
Highlights of Jerusalem’s history from Herod to today are juxtaposed against modern-day perspectives describing how Jews, Israelis, Palestinians, and tourists inhabit and perceive this place. Works by international artists respond to historical events and political standpoints. Virtual reality videos familiarize visitors with a city that is remarkable and vibrant in every respect. The real-time documentary 24h Jerusalem will be shown in a film lounge.
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
With the kind support of LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin.
The program accompanying the exhibition is supported by Siemens AG.
Exhibition Information at a Glance
11 December 2017 – 30 April 2019
with the museum ticket (8 euros, reduced rate 3 euros)
Old Building, level 1
Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin See Location on Map