Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Israel Museum to Unveil New Look After Major Expansion and Renovation // LA Times' Culture Monster

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Suzanna Muchnic

The Israel Museum -- home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world’s largest trove of Biblical and Holy Land archeology and a broad collection of fine art and Judaica -- will dedicate a $100-million expansion and renovation project Sunday and unveil its new look to the public on Monday.


Beyond providing more room for the 500,000-piece collection and better accommodations for the public, the project enhances the museum’s original design by Israeli Modernist architect Alfred Mansfeld and associate Dora Gad, which had been compromised over time.

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