Israel 70

Israel70- Building Artistic Connections offers an opportunity for your child to explore, connect and reflect upon the cultural, artistic and historical narratives of Israel via a selection of objects from ten Israeli museums. This innovative and exciting international programme is being run in over twenty Jewish primary and secondary schools in the UK, culminating in an international celebration and exhibition in the UK and in Israel around Yom Ha’atzmaut 2018. 

Objects within the catalogue include several portraits by Reuven Rubin, The Shrine of the Book, The Tower at the Tower of David Museum, the original words of the Hatikva and two suitcases which tell very different stories of aliya. 

The children will:
• Research and select a museum object from a comprehensive catalogue of options
• Discover different Israeli museums, cultural centres and historical sites
• Produce an online journal of discoveries, reflections and ideas
• Participate in the production of a final creative composition 
• Take part in an in-school exhibition displaying all student final pieces (before submission date)
• Engage with Israeli museum professionals and their collections
• Have a chance to be represented in the Israel70 international exhibition to be held in Israel and England
• Be able to visit all the participating Israel museums free pf charge throughout the duration of the programme

Israel70- Building Artistic Connections is generously supported by the JLC, WZO, JW3 and PaJeS

Project overview and timeline
September 2017 –October 2017
  • Schools participate in INSET sessions, receive catalogue and select objects for exploration
  • Schools commence analytical sessions, journals and art making sessions
  • Israel70 website goes live  
October 2017-February 2018
  • Art projects are developed
  • Online gallery and journals are produced
  • Final submissions are completed
February 28th 2018
  • Submission date for all final compositions
March 2018-April 2018
  • British and Israel exhibitions are curated
April 22-29th 2018
  • Concluding Celebration Event  and Exhibition at JW3 and Israel Museum (  TBC)
  • Online Exhibition of children’s work across all the participating museums
All year
  • All participating schools are encouraged to contact the museum with questions, comments and communications
  • All participating students are offered free entrance to the participating museums ( prior contact needs to be made)

Online gallery

Online catalogue

Participating museums

School log-in page