The Israel Museum has recently re-opened following a 3 year renovation and renewal project. The museum is the premier institution of its kind in Israel. It has an extensive Archaeology wing, a Judaica wing, Fine Arts and an outdoor sculpture garden. The museum is home to the Shrine of the Book – the home of the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a scale model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period.
The museum expansion project was designed by James Carpenter. This renovation was designed in the spirit of the original plans adding much needed space to the galleries.
The exhibition halls are spacious and easy to move from one to the other. A special type of glass has been used in many display cases so that it is near invisible – you don’t realize you are looking through glass.