The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem presents a far-reaching dialogue between the museum’s permanent collection and 45 contemporary pieces.
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‘Jewellery Making: Past and Present’ has been carefully curated by Dr Iris Fishof to bring Jerusalem’s diverse historical heritage together with the city’s active contemporary jewellery industry.
Included in the show is a broad cross-section of jewelled objects from the private collection of William Gross to a collection of ecclesiastical metal objects from the Franciscan Order. Some of the earliest pieces in the museum’s permanent collection date from 7th century and are displayed next to works made earlier this year to ‘add a contemporary outlook’, in the words of Nadim Sheiban, the Director of the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem.
‘Jewellery Making: Past and Present’ is an ambiguous show, encompassing themes of religion, culture and time. A must see if in Jerusalem.
The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem offers a far-reaching dialogue between the museum’s permanent collection and 45 contemporary pieces commissioned for the show by the museum. This is both an eye-pleasing and eye-opening exhibition that should not be missed.