Monday, April 15, 2013

Old News the HP Never Covered: Palestinian Museum

This is fairly old news, but since the Huffington Post never covered it I thought we might as well point that out:
"Palestinians on Thursday began construction of the West Bank's largest museum devoted to their history, planning to tell diverse stories of Palestinians in their land and of millions who live abroad.

The museum represents a step in the Palestinian quest for statehood by creating a repository for 200 years of history, alongside galleries and space for debates about the Palestinian cause, said director Jack Persekian....

The $15 million first phase is scheduled to take two years to build and cover 3,000 square meters, or 32,000 square feet, of space. The planned glass and stone building was designed by the Dublin-based architectural firm Heneghan Peng, which is also building the new Egyptian national museum.

Dozens of Palestinian officials attended the laying of the museum's foundation stone on Thursday.

Phase one will include a gallery, cafeteria, classrooms, a gift shop and staff offices. The museum's board plans to have the second phase built within a decade, expanding it to 9,000 square meters, or nearly 100,000 square feet. It is being overseen by the Welfare Association, a Palestinian aid and development group supported by philanthropists that has close ties to the governing Palestinian Authority."

Seems like an odd thing for victims of "genocide" and "apartheid" to be spending their money on, no?

1 comment:

  1. "The museum represents a step in the Palestinian quest for statehood by creating a repository for 200 years of history…"

    Interesting, but I wonder how much of their "200 year history" will be about Jordan. Has it really been 200 years since 1922 when Britain allocated 80% of the region of Palestine to Transjordan? Amazing. How time flies.

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