‘If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the museum’

Ilana Goor, Na’amat and the art of jewelry

November 25, 2015 12:33
3 minute read.
“Made by Jewelers” exhibition

“Made by Jewelers” exhibition in the Ilana Goor Museum. (photo credit: URIEL BOOZAGLO)


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Walking into the Ilana Goor Museum down the winding narrow roads of Old Jaffa, one’s breath is taken away. While the area is renowned for its Ottoman-era architecture, entering the museum is akin to entering a different world entirely.

Currently host to the “Made by Jewelers” exhibition put on in collaboration between the museum and the Na’amat Education Network (running until December 19), it is a venue like no other. Built in 1742 as a home for Jewish pilgrims, its beehive-like ceilings and aged walls are contrasted with owner Goor’s astoundingly eclectic art collection, engendered through a policy she describes in simple terms: “If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the museum.”


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