The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv has launched a new series of videos giving a sneak peek at a few of the key artifacts that will be featured in its new Core Exhibition, slated to open in fall 2020. The videos include a special introduction by actor Michael Douglas, whose father, screen legend Kirk Douglas, first visited the museum in 1982.
The museum will unveil two videos per week for four weeks, each one spotlighting a unique item that allows the institution to continue illuminating the Jewish story to the world. The first two videos in the series spotlight Nobel Prize winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer’s personal typewriter and a 16th Century Sephardic “Book of Esther” Scroll.
The new Core Exhibition will expand the museum’s exploration of Jewish culture, identity and spirituality, with an increased footprint of 66,000 square feet of additional gallery space, featuring over 800 images and 450 works from the museum’s collection, 40 film and multimedia displays and 22 interactive stations.