Human and sea routes

Within the framework of Photomenta, the Kadman Numismatic Pavilion hosts several contemporary works that explore the Mediterranean in a digital, metaphorical manner. The digital sphere enables us to move between reflections concerning the sea and image-processing programs that offer an open horizon for an imaginary journey among the waves. The temporary identity cards given to Palestinian immigrants from Syria attest to the peregrinations and refugee status of their holders. Filling the exhibition space are the sounds of prayers associated with the three religions, calling to mind the prayers of those at sea. Together with the permanent display, they tell a story about place and identity consolidated along the shores of the Mediterranean - the story of human and maritime trajectories.


The Kadman Numismatic Pavilion features the museum's rich and unique coin collection. This pavilion, which tells the story of ancient monetary exchanges in the ports of Mediterranean countries, serves as the "home port" from which the Photomenta exhibition sets sail.


Photomenta features the works of some 30 photographers from Mediterranean countries. The exhibition extends throughout the museum pavilions, the Migdal Gallery and the Archaeological Garden. These different sites serve as "port cities" from which visitors can embark on a journey throughout the Mediterranean.



Noa Ben Nun Melamed (Israel), Between Water and Water, 2020




Ammar Younis (Kfar Ara), Survival of the Fireflies, 2016





Dafna Tal (Israel), You Don't Have to Do a Thing, Video, 3:00 minutes, 2017