J'lem Nature Museum to remain open after threatened closure

December 27, 2011 14:27


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Jerusalem's Nature Museum will remain open, possibly for good, after the 60-year-old institution was threatened with closure this summer.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat had planned to open Jerusalem's first liberal arts college, the Shalem College, on the grounds of the museum.

The nature museum appealed to the Jerusalem District Court in order to force the city to give them a clear answer about the future of the site. The District Court ruled earlier this fall that all decisions regarding the museum will be frozen for a year, giving the museum time to organize, and that all future decisions must be done in conjunction with museum officials. 

The community garden and museum provide activities for more than 12,000 people a month, including children with disabilities and peace initiatives with Jews and Arabs. On Tuesday, the Jerusalem municipality announced an architectural design campaign for the new nature museum, which will be a branch of the Science Museum and also located in Givat Ram in the Museum Quarter.


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