“The National Library is the scholarly Western Wall, a place of genuine diversity — not a place of worship, but of shared curiosity.”
The Valmadonna Trust Library, which includes over 10,000 books and manuscripts, has been sold by Sotheby’s to the National Library of Israel.
12 artists have been asked to create new works at the National Library of Israel. Ofri Cnaani is using the writings of the iconoclastic Ilse Lasker-Schuler as inspiration.
Architect Rafi Segal has a simple, understated approach to design. He’s the winner of an international competition to design a new National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
Crossposted from Haaretz