Washington DC – 2/6/19
The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP) is excited to announce that renovations began this week in preparation for our Grand Opening this Spring. Thanks to a generous donor, MPP will have a permanent home in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC in order to fulfill our mission of sharing the rich history, vibrant arts and culture of the Palestinian people with local and global audiences. In January, the District of Columbia Government granted approval for the space to be renovated and open its doors to the public. As demolition and construction began on our space, we reflected on the significance of the literal walls being knocked down that represent the symbolic walls that will be brought down upon the opening of this museum. The unprecedented endeavor of creating this museum in DC is becoming a key force for creating representation for Palestinians and changing the narrative in the heart of the nation.
From day one, MPP has grown thanks to community support. We are honored to partner with ‘Michael and Sons Services’, a Palestinian-American owned contracting company and the largest in Washington DC, who is generously donating their services in solidarity with MPP and our mission.
We are also thrilled to announce the appointment of Nada Odeh as a head curator to design the permanent exhibition and temporary displays for 2019. Odeh holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Damascus University and an MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Nada shared, “As curator and artist who has exhibited all over the world, I am so honored to be part of this historical project that will create a new story about the Palestinian people”.
The Museum of the Palestinian People is a non-profit organization and is deeply appreciative of our partners, volunteers and founding donors who have made this historical milestone possible. To make a financial contribution or join our team of volunteers, please visit our website.
For any inquiries or artifacts donation, please visit our website www.mpp-dc.org