Birzeit University Museum offers various educational prospects: elective course on the "Contemporary Palestinian Art", volunteering opportunities, training courses and internships within the framework of the “Basar” program. In addition to the Art for Schools program which was designed for school students and art teachers. The Virtual Gallery offers electronic library on the Palestinian Art.
Since 2010 ,educational activities at the museum were designed & based on the museum’s ongoing exhibition program, encouraging the multidisciplinary practice and the cooperation with the diversed university community & departments.
BZUM works on three educational activities that offers resources to school and university students: Hikmeh “University Courses”, Nazar “Art for Schools” and Basar “Training Courses”.
ART FOR SCHOOL "NAZAR"
Art for Schools Program "NAZAR" aims at developing the learning and training recourses for contemporary visual arts and the visual cultural heritage for schools’ teachers and students. The project started as a series of pilot educational experiments in 2007, and targeted the local community. It provided learning tools for students, trainings for art teachers, and schools visits.
UNIVERSITY COURSES "HIKMEH"
The Museum has offered some arts courses during the several past years, these courses helped students to widen their artistic and academic knowledge. The offered courses included education about the contemporary artistic Palestinian and international arts. The Contemporary Palestinian Arts course sheds light on the modern practices in arts in the Palestinian context, focusing on the following aspects: concepts, production methods, policies governing the forms of arts, in addition to the cultural, political, social, economic and architectural changes in the Palestinian context, and the effect of these changes on the production of visual arts.
This program is designed for volunteer student that are interested in the field of arts and museums in general, and the arts produced by the Museum in particular. The program consist of different parts, depending on the available activities and the phase in which the Museum is operating, which starts from the design and production phase, then the opening, and the phases after opening an art activity, this is designed to guarantee the continuity of knowledge transfer and to reflect a new type of experience for the participating students.