The Palestinian Museum was designed as a transnational institution, capable of overcoming geographical and political boundaries to reach Palestinians within historic Palestine and beyond. Its digital collections and online platforms, alongside its network of local and international partnerships, will allow for the sharing of skills, resources, programmes and exhibitions with individuals and institutions worldwide.
Located on a 40,000 m2 plot on Birzeit's hills, the Palestinian Museum building was designed by Dublin-based architecture company Heneghan Peng and is an exemplar of clean, contemporary design that blends seamlessly with the local rural landscape. The Museum is surrounded by gardens that tell the agricultural and vegetational history of Palestine and is open to families, students, and visitors from all walks of life.
The Palestinian Museum is a dream come true, built by Palestinian hands thanks to Taawon, Palestine's largest nonprofit association.
The Palestinian Museum is a Swiss-registered non-governmental association with a branch in Palestine (currently undergoing official registration.)
It won the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, is LEED-certified Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).