Some great news to all stone researchers, enthusiasts and collectors:
A new exhibition called “From Quarry to Temple” exhibits spectacular rocks and minerals emanating from the bowels of the earth. “The exhibition at the Museum offers “touches” characterizing and portraying the vast subject of quarrying, transportation, construction and maintenance of the entirety of human construction in days of yore”.
A new exhibition called “From Quarry to Temple” has been inaugurated at the Museum of Regional and Mediterranean Archeology – Footprints in the Valley – Gan HaShlosha.
The exhibition engages in a variety of subjects related to quarrying stone for construction, transportation, inclusive of import from abroad, of marble and additional stones. Among others, the quarry system which provided stones for the construction of the Roman City in Beit She’an is on display, as well as the marble treasure that was discovered in Acre (Akko), working tools that were used for stone quarrying and masonry and more.
Dror Segal, the Exhibition’s Manager and Curator: “We also integrated into the exhibition a collection of varied and spectacular rocks and minerals, from all over the world. The collection was borrowed in collaboration with the Institute of Earth Sciences of the Hebrew University. We invite all those who wish to attend, to come and visit the exhibition: the general public, organized groups, local residents, academia members, students and teachers, professionals within the field and anyone who shows interest. Likewise, guided visits at the Museum and the exhibition that will be displayed during the coming year, can be reserved in advance”.
What’s on at the exhibition? Working tools from the dawn of mankind, the marble items treasure, reconstructed models of famous architectural structures from the classical, Greek and Roman worlds, a collection of minerals emanating from the bowels of the earth from all over the world, stone-like structures from the exhibition, the fragment of the stone bowl that was discovered at the area of the ancient quarries located in the Gilboa Mountains and the stone items displayed at the permanent exhibitions of the Museum.
Art and Design Exhibition
“Above the Tower and Around”
An art and design exhibition inspired by the Tower and Stockade settlements
11th grade students at the Shaked Darca School
This art and design exhibition is the fruit of the cooperation between the students of the Art and Design Course of Study at the Shaked Darca School and the Tower and Stockade Site at Gan HaShlosha (the Sachne). It displays the Tower and Stockade heritage as well as the outset of the settlement at Emek Hama’ayanot.
The exhibition is composed of art works and design works – a logo and a poster reflecting the spirit of the site.
The works in the exhibition express the personal connection of each and every student to the subject of Tower and Stockade as well as the subject of settlement, security and identity. Each of the students examined the subject through his/her own personal connection, through his/her environment and surroundings as well as through his/her artistic and design perception. Beside each work appears an explanation text which was written by the student, clarifying and explicating the choices that were made and the thoughts and ideas behind the work.
The exhibition’s staff: Dalya Yochanan – Coordinator of the Art Course of Study
Michal Rosenfeld – Design Teacher
Racheli Chuli – Art Teacher
Yoni Tzin – Manager of the Tower and Stockade Site