Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem
The L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art was founded by Mrs. Vera Francis Salomon in honor and in memory of Prof. Leo Aryeh Mayer, rector of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who died in 1959, and in recognition of a subject which she believed would cause a closeness between the two nations.
The Museum, an architectural jewel in the center of Jerusalem, comprises nine galleries staged in chronological order, displaying the beliefs and art of the Islamic civilization, which was formed by a series of historical circumstances. Especially worth seeing are the samples of Persian tiling, Indian Moghul miniatures, and an informative section on Arabic calligraphy.
One of the galleries is dedicated to the David Salomons Collection of watches and clocks, a magnificent display of European timepieces and music boxes, including watches made by Bruquet in Paris dating from 1769 to 1823.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-15:00
Friday, Saturday and Holidays 10:00-14:00
Hapalmach St. 2, Jerusalem
close to Jerusalem Theater