L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

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The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem tells the wonderful story of the Islamic world from the 7th century to the 19th century.

Explore unique collection are thousands of rare items - works of art, gold and silver vessels, jewelry, musical instruments and ceramics, scientific instruments, amazing calligraphy, delicate glassware, copper, metal, wood, and ivory.

A rich and glorious history alongside contemporary art and cultural events for the public

One of the permanent exhibitions in the museum presents the rare clocks collection of Sir David Salomons, which contains, among other things, the groundbreaking clocks of Abraham Louis Breguet (1747–1823). Breguet is one of the inventors who had the greatest impact on the modern history of clocks. He is responsible for critical technological innovations for clocks, such as the masterpiece "Marie Antoinette" clock. 

This clock led to a revolution that redefined how time is measured and it's meaning for the modern man. This is one of the three most important clock collections in the world. It includes dozens of clocks of various types, including picture clocks, clocks from the 18th century made for the Turkish market, musical golden boxes decorated with enamel paintings, pearls, and diamond inlays, carriage clocks, special items such as a gun, a fan, bottle, butterfly, ring and more.


Temporary exhibitions

Apart from the unique permanent exhibitions, the museum dedicates two rotating exhibitions to contemporary art every year on various topics that correspond with the art and culture of Islam. The exhibitions are accompanied by dozens of cultural events for the public, including gallery talks and meetings with artists presenting at the exhibitions, music events, and lectures. Information about the new exhibitions can be found on the museum's website.

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  • Tatiana Gelfer
    Tatiana Gelfer
    September 1, 2023

    The place is small but has an interesting and diverse display. Don't miss the clocks display as well. We went during the temporary food exhibition and it was interesting as well. And tasty, too.

  • Dov
    August 25, 2023

    This is an amazing museum. It's small but has a Very impressive collection of Islamic art. Highlight of the museum is the classic clocks collection which is unique. On display is the only one in the world Marry Antoinette...

  • Gavriella IsraelTours
    Gavriella IsraelTours
    January 9, 2020

    It is a very interesting museum. Very quiet and off the Touristen stream. Don't miss the showroom with the clocks. It is the highlight. Any writer would get here the inspiration to write a book.

  • Raphyel ELDAD
    Raphyel ELDAD
    September 5, 2023

    Very nice museum telling the story of Islam through art, culinary, etc.

  • Hadas Glazer
    Hadas Glazer
    June 2, 2018

    A magical museum with an amazing collection of Islamic artifacts from the niggle east and Europe. There's also a collection of clocks from The Victorian era, with an interesting story behind. It also exhibits contemporar...

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