conservation

Acre and Lod  – a Story of Neglect and Discriminatory Conservation

While fear and violence dominate the streets in mixed cities, the construction of the Mosaic Museum in Lod is nearing completion. The museum will be situated on the site of...

Freedom of Information Petition: The Antiquities Authority Must Disclose Information Regarding Conservation Work

For more than a year, the Antiquities Authority has refused to submit information regarding conservation work it had carried out between 2013- 2019.  *  Information about sites which have undergone...

Petition to the High Court of Justice: The State Must Conserve and Allocate Budgets for Non-Jewish Heritage Sites in Israel

Emek Shaveh demanded that criteria be established for budget allocations that may also apply to non-Jewish heritage sites. In response, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage claimed that the Heritage Department is...

A Vanishing Heritage

Introduction How do places evolve into heritage sites? The process of selecting a site for the World Heritage List or for a local heritage list in a given country entails...

Emergency Conference – the Cable Car to the Old City

You are cordially invited to an emergency conference following approval of the Cable Car Plan. The conference will take place this Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Mishkenot Sha’ananim from 17:00-20:00. 17:00 -18:00...

Thirty leading international architects call on the Government of Israel to withdraw from the plan to build a cable car to the Old City and avoid damagingl cultural assets precious to all of humankind  

Signatories include Thom Mayne, Peter Eisenman, Ron Arad, Moshe Safdie and Santiago Calatrava   In an unusual step, a series of leading international architects and architecture scholars have rallied around...

Conservation in Israel, Content and Practice

October 2018 Noah Hysler Rubin Abstract To date, Israel’s conservation policy has been grounded in Ottoman and British sources – the original basis for legislating the conservation of local, physical...