Issaf Nashashibi Center for Culture and Literature
Contributed by IssafNashashibi Center For Culture And Literature on 18.03.2006:
About Our Center
Inaugerated on July 15, 1999, the Issaf Nashashibi Center for Culture and Literature presents various performances, exhibits and activities, such as musical concerts, drama, poetry evenings, popular embroidery, and drawings
The center has also a public library, which contains a wide variety of rare books in different fields of knowledge, and a rare collection of 250 old manuscripts.
Dar Issaf Nashashibi for Arts & Culture is currently affiliated with Dar At-Tifl Al-Arabi in Jerusalem. A non-profit, charitable institution, it covers its expenses through aid and donations from various sources.
The use of our facilities is free of charge, except nominal fees for the use the lower floor for exhibitions, the use of photocopy machines and the like.
Some of the major activities:
28/8/1999 Forum in memory of the literature Dr. Isac Huseini
9/9/1999 Poetry evening: Dr. Jamal Salsa’
18-23/9/1999 Exhibition: The Art of Arabic Calligraphy
16/10/1999 Poetry evening: Samih Qasem
26-28/10/1999 Exhibition: Environment Protection in Palestine
26/10/1999 Lecture on “Water Resources in Palestine”
27/10/1999 Lecture on “Underground Water in Palestine”
6-11/3/2000 Exhibition: Palestinian Popular Products
15-20/4/2000 Exhibition: Arabic Books
6/5/2000 Film display: “Fadwa Toqan, a Poet from Palestine”
17-22/6/2000 Exhibition: Publications of Palestinian Research Centers
8/7/2000 Workshop: Voluntary Work and Charitable
Organizations in Jerusalem
4/9/2000 Musical Evening: Chicago Blue Revue- An Italian Band
28/9/2000 Workshop: The Role of Theatre in Human Education
Oct.- Dec. 2000 “Test your knowledge” contest for Jerusalem’s schools
20-24/1/2001 Exhibition: Students’ Paintings on the Intifada
Feb.- June 2001 A series of Lectures in French on Middle East History
organized by the French Cultural Center, as follows:
14/2/2001 Politics and religion in the French Consulate
General in Jerusalem in the 19th century
14/3/2001 Byzantine Churches in Syria
11/4/2001 Tombs of the Kings, between reality and
9/5/2001 Palestine in the ancient ages
Feb.- June 2001 Childern activities; music and painting, organized by the
French Cultural Center; Thursdays and Saturdays every
9-11 June 2001 Flowers Assortment Exhibition
5-7/11/2001 Palestinian Popular Handicrafts Exhibition
9-13/3/2002 Jumana Husseini Exhibition
16-25/3/2002 M. Shahwan Photography Exhibition
6-11/7/2002 Uzbekistan Cultural Heritage Exhibition
24/9/2002 Urmawi Musical Center (Mahab Arruh)
12-14/10/2002 Photography Exhibition: Monuments of Jerusalem.
5-10/7/2003 Arabic Universal Book Exhibition.
1-25/10/2003 Palestinian Handicrafts Exhibition.
31/3/2004 Childrens’ Photographs Exhibition.
7-18/4/2004 Mosaic Restoration Exhibition.
12-22/6/2004 Palestinian Folklore Exhibition.
2/11- 11/12/2004 Theatre: “Patience and Knowledge”.
19/3- 3/4/2005 Photography Exhibition: “Jerusalem Views”.
19-28/5/2005 Paintings Exhibition: Orange Lines.
7-11/2/2006 Paintings Exhibition: The Start