Exhibitions Program

The exhibitions program offers an open platform for the local community to see, test and practice a direct interaction with the exhibitions produced by the Museum. The exhibitions provide ,the university community and the Palestinian community at large, opportunities to develop non-traditional concepts and perceptions  about art practices and cultural production.

2017

The prints on exhibition are based on drawings made by Samia Halaby documenting the Kafr Qasem Massacre, which occurred on October 29, 1956. In creating the series the artist relied on the narrative pattern previously used by Emile Habiby in his book, On the 20th Anniversary of the Kafr Qasem Massacre, Kafr Qasem, the Political Massacre, now...

2016

El Che, Endless Reader exhibition was first exhibited in the city of Rosario in Argentina by the Latin American Studies Center, as part of the city’s Reading Week campaign in April 2013. The exhibition then was held in Palestine in collaboration with cultural and academic institutions. The exhibition offers Palestinian audience an insight into...

2016

 Cities Exhibition is an ongoing series of exhibitions taking place at Birzeit University Museum, and offering variety of events to a diverse audience. The exhibition opens its doors for local and international artists, and curators. It draws attention to numerous and varied  relationships amongst people, places and time. The exhibition is an...

2016

The exhibition “Unlike Other Springs” is an attempt to examine the process of how a public art collection such as the one at Birzeit University (BZU) has been realized and developed. The BZU art collection is unique because it serves large audiences from all walks of life, whether students, academicians, or...

2015

Floating Free is the first solo exhibition for the internationally renowned Palestinian artist Bashir Makhoul to take place in Palestine. The exhibition features a selected array of works representing the accumulation of his art practice over the past 10 years.  It is not a retrospective in the sense that it does not truly cover the artists 20...

2015

This is not an exhibition, it is a presentation of a selection of works taken from the art collection preserved at Birzeit University Museum. The collection is made available for spectators to observe and use as a valuable source of knowledge for scholarly research and art projects on history, memory and identity, in addition, to its role in...

2015

The exhibition presents the epitome of the cooperation amongst institutions involved in promoting Spanish architecture globally. On this occasion, the Arab House institution and The Higher Council of Spain’s Associations of  Architects come together in a joint venture to exhibit works of Spanish architecture professionals whose designs spread...

2015

The exhibition explores the urban and, more specifically, the Modern history of Palestine omitted from the recent political definition of what ‘Palestine’ actually is.
The Archeological sites, ethnic fundamentalism and religious identities became the sole reference for determining what is considered ‘National’ in Palestine; such is the...

2014

“And wherever I am, I am simply a human being, nothing else. I don’t belong to political parties or religious factions. I consider myself a patriot wherever I am, and strive to improve my surroundings whether they are American, British, Ottoman or African, whether they are Christian, Muslim or pagan. I only work to serve knowledge, and...

2014

The Ceremonial Vniform :: Birzeit Vniversity Mvsevm is a design exhibition focusing on the manifestations of dress, material and cultural history, identity politics, magic, gender and sexuality.  Birzeit University Museum has invited designer Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ to create this exhibition in its complementary capacity to the Museum’s...

2013

Palestinian Political Posters Palestinian Political Posters is an art exhibition of more than 140 original political posters about Palestine taken from the private collections of George Michael Al Ama and Saleh Abd Al Jawad. These unique posters were produced between the years 1949 and 2000. They offer an insight into the various themes and...

2013


The exhibition "Mustafa Hallaj: Diasporic Meanings. A Retrospect," held at Birzeit University Museum, is organized in cooperation with Al Hoash Gallery. The latter is running an annual programme where works of pioneers of the Palestinian plastic art movement are exhibited. The series of exhibitions explores the artistic expedition of the...

2012


Birzeit University Museum introduces the First Student Exhibition. This is one of the museum’s programs that motivate students from different Palestinian universities to take part in the production of contemporary art. In this edition, we explore the works of 23 students who participated in a workshop run by the curator of the exhibition...

2012


The Birzeit University Museum produced this edition as part of the exhibition Framed – Unframed tour in Palestinian universities in 2012. As a tool for dialogue and change, the exhibition aims to present contemporary art practice to university communities in particular, and the local Palestinian community at large.  
The 2nd...

2012

Birzeit University Museum presents the exhibition “Mvsevm - Seat of the Mvse”, the second exhibition and new venture in the Beyond Æsthetics programme. The exhibition addresses an innovative and alternative approach to handling the ethnographic collections owned by the Museum. The Museum’s collections consist of 104 traditional costume and 1491...

2012

The project is a series of experiments and questions that address the city of Jericho.  It was launched in 2012 in several stages: “The Notebook”, “Jericho Walks”, and the exhibition at Birzeit University Museum.  
The curator worked with five artists on this exhibition. They transformed the space of the museum into a political space...

2012

Sails for Freedom is a multimedia exhibition centering on the theme of liberty. 45 artists, photographers and young writers from Occupied Palestine of 1948 and from exile express their ideas on liberty using different visual and audio techniques, including: paintings with written material, images, and artistic works, in addition to video,...

2011

It has been known as Nablus, Neapolis, the new city of Vespasian, or the Shechem of Abraham and Sara in the biblical land of Canaan. This city, flanked by its guardians Mount Gerzim and Mount Ebal, has witnessed its own destruction and resurrection twenty-two times. Nablus of the Abbasids and Ottomans is a Palestinian city that has stubbornly...

2011

This exhibition presents varying images of the female in Palestinian art produced by successive generations of male and female artists from the 1970s up to the present. The works selected encompass both changes in the intellectual and visual approaches underlying representations of the female form. The diversity...

2011

Beyond Æsthetics exhibition showcases the Palestinian Costumes and Tawfiq Canaan Amulet collections at the Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University. The exhibition demonstrates the underlying visual symbolism and messages the collections convey. The viewer in this exhibition is given the opportunity to explore the scope of...

2011

The Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University presents this collection of lithographs by the Syrian artist Marwan Kassab Bashi which he donated to the museum in 1998 as a gesture for the Palestinian people. His collection contributed to the foundation of the museum's early art collections. Birzeit University possesses an artistic...

2011

The exhibition provides the community of the university with the opportunity to view different art experiments for a group of young artists who used different artistic forms in composing installation works. They depict concepts pertaining to novel technical methods that add a lively and energetic feel, and contribute to the debate pertaining to...