Palestinian Museum Prepares to Open, Minus Exhibits

Mr. Persekian, who runs an art gallery called the Al Mamal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, said he had agreed to leave after the museum’s senior management unceremoniously told him that it no longer favored the project, but he said he did not know why.


A curator preparing the main exhibition hall of the Palestinian Museum last week. An exhibit highlighting artifacts of Palestinian refugees was scheduled to be shown at the opening, but has been suspended.

Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Times

“I can’t fathom what happened,” he said, offering a succinct description of the result of his work for the museum: “Waste.”

Mr. Qattan, the museum chairman,…

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