The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP) has secured a space in the heart of Washington D.C. The Museum, set to open its doors in the Fall of 2018, will serve as a hub for the expression and celebration of Palestinian identity and culture.
The Museum of the Palestinian People was founded to allow Palestinians to tell their own stories in the heart of Washington DC, where visitors from around the US and the world can engage with and share these experiences. The museum seeks to tell stories that encompass the rich history, vibrant arts, culture and spirit of a people who thrive even in the face of adversity. The plan is to host several exhibits each year and to open the space for a variety of cultural and community events as well as public conversations.
Founded in 2014, the Museum started as a series of traveling exhibits that went to over 30 locations in the US. Today, the Museum is situated in the historic Dupont Circle, where it will be easily accessible to local residents as well as to national and international travelers visiting the nation’s capital. A plan for renovation is underway to transform the new space and a fundraising campaign has been launched to support the efforts.
Bshara Nassar, Founder and Executive Director writes, “ It is so touching to see the momentum that leads to this moment. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to the community of supporters who helped us reach this stage. This is a great achievement for Palestinians and the world. We are excited about the possibilities the Museum is creating in bringing Palestinians to visitors’ hearts”.
The Museum of the Palestinian People is a non-profit organization and is deeply appreciative of our partners, volunteers and donors who have helped to achieve this historical milestone.