L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem

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L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art features nine galleries filled with Islamic cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects, jewelry, carpets, glassworks, clocks, watches, paintings, textiles, and pottery. Established in 1974, the museum showcases Islamic artworks from around the world and aims to erase the age-long cultural divide between Arabs and Jews. The multimedia hall concentrates on religious art and Islam's contributions in various fields, from science and astronomy, to medicine. The renowned collection of watches and clocks includes items stolen during the spectacular 1983 heist. Guided English-language tours are available with prior notice--call ahead to reserve. Plan your L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip generator.
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  • June 2, 2017
    The Museum contains an extensive collection of Islamic art. The highlight of the Museum is the collection of watches has made Sir David Solomon, who was a Jewish banker and head of the municipality of London in the 19th century. The Museum became famous after robbery where the stolen clocks. Fortunately the collection found and returned, and today the collection contains over 200 items and 50 watches, is shown in a room that is safe. Some watches-colorful Butterfly shaped or revolver. They play boxes. Fan timer, clock as a pendant of a necklace etc. The highlight is the watch that was intended for France-Marie Antoinette-make poor big period in France: Louis killed you simply must see in order to understand its capabilities. In short, they took time and let's see.
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  • May 17, 2017
    I have been living three houses down the street from the Islamic Museum for over 20 years. This weekend was the first time I visited it. It is a small museum, and if one is not interested in Islamic a...  more »
  • May 10, 2017
    This is a great, small museum based on a family's collection. The museum gives a good overview of the origins and development of Islam, including representative displays of material culture. I was dis...  more »

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