Printed in Jerusalem: Meaning, Form, and Vision
New Mustamloun
Palestinian Museum
al-Karmil newspaper
Yusuf Nasr
Sixth Communique
political and cultural publications

In July 2020, while Palestinians were enduring lockdown and isolation to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, and health protocols hampered cultural institutions, the Palestinian Museum launched an online version of the exhibition “Printed in Jerusalem: Mustamloun,” (Tubi‘a fi al-Quds: mustamlun judud),1 originally scheduled to open in spring 2020. Reviewers Tarteel Muammar and Hasan Safadi take the readers on a tour of the exhibition, which was curated by Baha Jubeh and Abdel-Rahman Shabane, and share their observations within their critical and analytical framework, on the relationship of “printing” to the social, political, and economic conditions in Jerusalem, linking it to censorship, and the status of the city of Jerusalem. They attempt to raise questions about the vast trove of materials, which include historical prints and two hundred printing clichés, and knowledge presented, to stimulate debate and to invite further research into this subject from various perspectives.

Author biography: 

Tarteel Muammar, from Bethlehem, has a BA in journalism and political science from Birzeit University. She is currently assistant coordinator of the “Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field” project at A.M. Qattan Foundation.

Jerusalemite Hasan Safadi holds a BA in journalism and political science from Birzeit University, and was previously with al-Safir newspaper and the Institute for Palestine Studies. He is currently a media officer at A.M. Qattan Foundation.

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