Tell The World: Hanan Toukan And Adila Laïdi-hanieh On The Palestinian Museum (Artforum)

Artforum: Tell The World: Hanan Toukan And Adila Laïdi-hanieh On The Palestinian Museum. “The Palestinian Museum sits nestled among the fertile hills of the West Bank in the university town of Birzeit, several miles north of Ramallah…. To further explore the role museums can play in reclaiming narratives of dispossession, Artforum invited scholar Hanan Toukan and the museum’s director, Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, to talk about building an institution under colonialism. The conversation took place in May amid Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.”

WAFA News Agency: The Palestinian Museum launches phase two of its Digital Archive project to include more than 360,000 items

WAFA News Agency: The Palestinian Museum launches phase two of its Digital Archive project to include more than 360,000 items. “The Palestinian Museum announced the launch of phase two of its Digital Archive project (PMDA), which will continue for three years as of March 2021 and when complete, the archive will include more than 360,000 freely-available items, according to a press release. During phase two, the project will widen its reach, gathering Palestinian archives from families and institutions, and from diaspora Palestinians in Jordan and Lebanon.”

Al Jazeera: Gaza’s first digital archive documents rich cultural history

Al Jazeera: Gaza’s first digital archive documents rich cultural history. “Along with a growing team, al-Sallaq, 27, set up Gaza’s first digital archive of historical buildings and heritage sites when she launched a multi-dimensional platform called Kanaan in 2019. With a website, mobile application and Instagram page, the project provides visitors with information in text and video format in English and Arabic, and offers a virtual tour of Gaza’s centuries-old cultural history.”

Al-Monitor: Palestinian National Library to collect Palestine’s scattered archives

Al-Monitor: Palestinian National Library to collect Palestine’s scattered archives. “Ihab Bseiso’s job may be every bibliophile’s dream: The former minister of culture is charged with creating the Palestinian National Library in a palace that stretches over 40 dunams, or 9 acres, of land near Ramallah. Despite the enthusiasm of Bseiso — a journalist, poet and advocate of culture as a tool of political resistance — the establishment of the national library has been anything but quick.”

Lost in music: How Palestine’s forgotten songs got rebooted (Middle East Eye)

New-to-me, from Middle East Eye: Lost in music: How Palestine’s forgotten songs got rebooted. “They gathered in an apartment in Ramallah for two weeks – a diverse group of musicians and DJs brought together for a unique project. They included DJ and producer Sama Abdulhadi, Nasser Halahlih, a pioneer of 2000s electronic music, and Muqata’a, the godfather of Ramallah’s hip hop scene. Their task? To compose and record Electrosteen, an album based on a huge, painstakingly collected audio archive of Palestinian folklore.​”

Selections: A Conversation With Palestinian Museum’s Zina Jardaneh

Selections: A Conversation With Palestinian Museum’s Zina Jardaneh. “The Palestinian Museum, established in 2016, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Palestinian people. Recently, the museum launched The Palestinian Museum Digital Archive, which encompasses documentation and photos taken from the personal collections of Palestinian individuals and families, collections from institutions, such as unions and associations, and collections from specialists such as photographers and collectors.”

Al-Monitor: Palestinian Museum’s digital archive project to preserve heritage

Al-Monitor: Palestinian Museum’s digital archive project to preserve heritage. “The Palestinian Museum has started a $2 million project that will create a digital archive of historical documents, photos and films that reflect the history of Palestine. The three-year project will collect records of daily life such as personal photos and official documents from both Palestinian individuals and institutions.”