The Palestinian Heritage Museum reopened in East Jerusalem on Thursday in a ceremony attended by PA prime minister Salam Fayyad.
Dar al-Tifel al-Arabi museum aims to preserve and empower Palestinian cultural identity, a statement said.
The museum will display traditional Palestinian clothing and jewelery previously unseen by the public and will provide courses on the conservation and restoration of antique textiles, jewelery and manuscripts.
The re-opening of the museum is part of the activities promoted by the Palestinian Municipalities Support Program within the framework of the Preservation and Cultural heritage Sector in Jerusalem, Tulkarem, Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron Governorates.
The ‘Empowering Dar al-Tifel Museum and Dar Isaaf al-Nashashibi’ project has a budget of 400,000 euros and is funded by the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem and co-funded by Pisa Province, Instituzione Centro Nord-Sud and by Dar al-Titel al-Arabi itself.