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New Israel Museum websiteby michael • March 30 2008
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem's premier repository of old stuff, pretty stuff and weird stuff, has a brand new shiny website. They're pretty excited about it:
There are some kinks to work out, but it's got potential, in that Modernist white cube sort of way. Jerusalemite thinks the site should be modeled instead on that goofy Shrine of the Book building/fountain, once memorably described as looking like "a Hershey's kiss taking a bath," but Jerusalemite was not consulted.
The site also offers a look into the massive renovations going on all over the museum. Awash with big-ticket donations, the museum has apparently decided to redo just about everything. Photos of the construction in progress abound on the new site.
And just remember, the archaeology section - also known as "by far the best reason to go the Israel Museum" - remains closed for renovations. It had better be so freaking awesome when they reopen it in...2010.
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