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Dorrit Yacoby Museum of Desert Spirit

The museum will be a lodestone, a bridge of hope and a basis for reconciliation and peace between aöö peoples. It will strive to preserve the dying traditions of the region´s peoples, both near and far. It will house old and new under one and the same roof: the old as infrastructure and foundation for the new. It will be a place of strong will and hope for brotherhood, where the cry of all mothers will be heard, their call and yearning for peace.

Building Place and 3D Computer Visulisation´s (Art+Com)
Building Place and 3D Computer Visulisation´s (Art+Com)

The museum will merge with the landscape. It will be characterized by environment-friendly desert-oriented construction. One part of the structure will be dedicated to interdisciplinary creative workshops open to the public and receptive to all new idead: music, filmmaking, traditional crafts, such as embroidery and pottery, alongside newer art forms, such as installation, multimedia and performance. The place will be open to diverse groups and communities, both those living in the country´s South and others, such as to Bedouins, Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians etc. In addition, the museum will endeavor to create international ties with communities around the world known for their unique traditions where similar activities tale place.Dr. Senta Siller founded in Pakistan, Cameroon, Colombia etc. infrastructures for the conservation of ancient arts and crafts. Her idea can build a similar infrastructure for the proposed museum, and make it a part of this international network, a project entitled „Dolls of the World„. Such a project makes it possible to involve people from different countries of origin who reside in Arad in diverse workshops and in a small-scale, gradually expanding display. It is a symbol of inter-cultural communication.The museum will be a dynamic, lively place, where constant creative activity takes place and an ongoing dialogue with the local community. A place where people whose voice was silenced due to immigration and other circumstances will be given the chance to re-engage in their forgotten traditions that have been passed on orally for generations; a place where they will be able bequeath this gradually disappearing knowledge. In addition, the museum will contain display for changing exhibitions of works created in the aforementioned and other workshops, as well as works by local artists, in the hope that these shows will travel in Israel and the world over. In the museum shop these and other works of art will be sold, and the artists will enjoy the proceeds.

The museum will merge with the landscape. It will be characterized by environment-friendly desert-oriented construction. One part of the structure will be dedicated to interdisciplinary creative workshops open to the public and receptive to all new idead: music, filmmaking, traditional crafts, such as embroidery and pottery, alongside newer art forms, such as installation, multimedia and performance. The place will be open to diverse groups and communities, both those living in the country´s South and others, such as to Bedouins, Palestinians, Jordanians, Egyptians etc. In addition, the museum will endeavor to create international ties with communities around the world known for their unique traditions where similar activities tale place.Dr. Senta Siller founded in Pakistan, Cameroon, Colombia etc. infrastructures for the conservation of ancient arts and crafts. Her idea can build a similar infrastructure for the proposed museum, and make it a part of this international network, a project entitled „Dolls of the World„. Such a project makes it possible to involve people from different countries of origin who reside in Arad in diverse workshops and in a small-scale, gradually expanding display. It is a symbol of inter-cultural communication.The museum will be a dynamic, lively place, where constant creative activity takes place and an ongoing dialogue with the local community. A place where people whose voice was silenced due to immigration and other circumstances will be given the chance to re-engage in their forgotten traditions that have been passed on orally for generations; a place where they will be able bequeath this gradually disappearing knowledge. In addition, the museum will contain display for changing exhibitions of works created in the aforementioned and other workshops, as well as works by local artists, in the hope that these shows will travel in Israel and the world over. In the museum shop these and other works of art will be sold, and the artists will enjoy the proceeds.

Dorrit Yacoby
Dorrit Yacoby

The other part of the museum will be dedicated to the work of internationally renownde artists, Ruth Dorrit Yacoby, resident of Arad, who has exhibited her art in leading museums and galleries in Israel and throughout the world. Yacoby´s work is founded on local materials (desert sand, Dead Sea salt, the effects of the Desert winds and scorching sun, etc.), and yet the key image in her works is that of a universal woman, a universal mother, who utters a universal cry of pain and a prayer for peace in the world. This part of the museum will span a display space, a work space and a storage room.

The museum will strive to be active on the international scene, it will seek the auspices of various local and foreign bodies and organizations that promote peace, and will approach international bodies that deal with conservation of dying tradtions and support art that draws upon such heritage, among them the UN and UNESCO.

The museum will draw its power from its location, from the infinite expanses of the desert. It will be a shining star admists the desert mountains. The desert will serve as a secret, inner stream that nourishes and fosters the very core of craetion. The museum will be a source and origin for creativity and renewal, expanding the boundaries of desert life.

The other part of the museum will be dedicated to the work of internationally renownde artists, Ruth Dorrit Yacoby, resident of Arad, who has exhibited her art in leading museums and galleries in Israel and throughout the world. Yacoby´s work is founded on local materials (desert sand, Dead Sea salt, the effects of the Desert winds and scorching sun, etc.), and yet the key image in her works is that of a universal woman, a universal mother, who utters a universal cry of pain and a prayer for peace in the world. This part of the museum will span a display space, a work space and a storage room.

The museum will strive to be active on the international scene, it will seek the auspices of various local and foreign bodies and organizations that promote peace, and will approach international bodies that deal with conservation of dying tradtions and support art that draws upon such heritage, among them the UN and UNESCO.

The museum will draw its power from its location, from the infinite expanses of the desert. It will be a shining star admists the desert mountains. The desert will serve as a secret, inner stream that nourishes and fosters the very core of craetion. The museum will be a source and origin for creativity and renewal, expanding the boundaries of desert life.


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