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About the Palestinian Museum

The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally. The Museum presents and engages with new perspectives on Palestinian history, society, and culture. It also offers spaces for creative ventures, educational programmes and innovative research. The Museum is a flagship project of Taawon-Welfare Association.

About the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive

Sponsored by the Arcadia Fund (UK), the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive (PMDA) is a signature project of the Museum and a collaborative effort with UCLA to scout, digitise, contextualise, and preserve Palestinian ephemera from 1800 up to the present day and make them accessible to the public through an open-access platform.

Driven by an ‘archive-from-below’ approach, the PMDA aims at digitising 145,000 endangered resources, including photographs, letters, paper clippings, posters, accounts, books, deeds, proverbs and sayings among other tangible and intangible artefacts by 2020. With a vast record collected from individuals and grassroots organisations, the PMDA illuminates several themes that reflect the plurality of the Palestinian historical experience and the diversity within its collective memory.