BAR 37:06, Nov/Dec 2011
ReViews: A Museological Moment
Chronicles of the Land: Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem
Edited by Michal Dayagi-Mendels and Silvia Rozenberg
(Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 2010), 352 pp., 325 color illus., $57.95 (paperback)
Chronicles of the Land celebrates the recent expansion of the Israel Museum and the lavish new installation of archaeological treasures displayed there. Beautifully photographed and produced in full color with a text geared to the intelligent layperson, this is more than just a coffee-table book to be schlepped home by excited tourists. Chronicles of the Land documents a museological moment of great significance, the first thorough reinstallation of the Israel Museum since it was opened in 1965.