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museum on the move

coming soon: our next station in the open air

Zumu’s Story

Move Museum – Because art moves all

ZUMU is a community based mobile museum, which moves throughout Israel showcasing changing exhibits that are created and curated together with the local communities. At ZUMU (a portmanteau combining the Hebrew words for “move” and “museum”) we believe that art plays a key role in creating a more open and accepting community and builds bridges between all different sections of Israeli society. We set out on this groundbreaking journey in order to overcome geographical distances, to bridge cultural divides, to circumvent physical barriers, to overcome conceptual hurdles and to get rid of the conventional divisions between the artists & audiences, art & communities and creativity & reality.

Contact the people who get Zumu moving.

Art <> Communiy <> Education

ZUMU’s journey is based on a non-hierarchical triple-pronged approach comprising of; (1) Showcasing Israel’s best contemporary art. (2) A close partnership with the hosting communities enabling a creative process including diverse voices and communities. (3) A dialogue-based educational program, turning the museum visitor into an actively participating partner and an integral part of creating the narrative.

Contact the people who get Zumu moving.

Audience and community – creating a shared reality

ZUMU creates a deep connection with the local hosting authorities and communities, in order to embed the museum within their urban fabric. Together, we create an exhibit and public programming that touches and connects uniquely to that place. We arrive at each hosting city about half a year leading up to the opening of the museum in order to research, map and learn the intrinsic characteristics of the city and to lay a firm infrastructure for subsequent partnerships. Both the theme of the exhibit as well as the shape and content of the public programming, are drawn from the hosting city itself. The deep learning process about and with the city, generate unique artworks and creative collaborations.

Contact Zumu’s community department

Israel’s largest arts exhibit – art that wants move

ZUMU aims to redefine the modern-day museum, changing it from an aloof ivory tower, into a dynamic and moving cultural hub that can change and adapt to the specific needs of its hosting communities. ZUMU’s huge changing exhibits are based on three   interconnected  bedrocks: 1. The best contemporary Israeli art. 2. Artworks by artists participating in a residency program which creates specially commissioned original works in partnership with the local community. 3. Artworks by local artists.

Contact Zumu’s curatorial staff

Free Art – Free entry!

First and foremost, ZUMU is a socio-educational project seeking to create a new shared language for all parts of Israeli society. All who enter its gates are invited to tea and cookies, based on the belief that a museum should feel warm and sweet – just like a home. ZUMU tours are guided by dialogue-based principles, and the team of tour guides is always comprised of locals who go through a special training program. Entry to ZUMU (including all its programming and activities) is always free – based on the belief that we do not own the art and do have the right to charge for it.

Contact the training and educational department

Creating Magic – Building Benches for dialogue

In every city we visit, we look for a large abandoned building that we can turn into a massive exhibition space and a vibrant, welcoming, temporary art center. The magic that radiates throughout the space is created by artists, curators, producers, artistic directors, media professionals and educators who dream by night (and implement by day) about a portable house of culture, art and society in which everyone is invited to sit together on creative, conversational benches created by Zumu. Building Relationships

Contact the design and production department

Zumu's Journey

The stop-off points on Zumu’s amazing journey throughout the country. From the pilot in Yeruham to our next stop which will open after the pandemic

Zumu's Creators

Zumu is driven by a group of artists, curators, educators, producers, media specialists who believe that art is the only path for better society.

Milana Gitzin-Adiram

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Sharon Glazberg

Director of Community Department

Halit Michaeli

Director of the Education Department

Shay Id Alony

Artistic Director, Designer

Kobi Even Haim

Head Producer

Ofra Harnam

Curator

Ariel Adiram

Director of Communications

Board of Directors: 

Chairwoman: Ronit Reichman
Board Members: Micky Tiroche // Melanie Bronfman // Tzipi Strauss
Ora Stibbe // Navia Bachar // Arik Hershman // Mordechai Wolf // Gilat Bar // Perry Giladi // Roni Gilat-Baharaff // Tamar Landsberg

Supporters

This website was made possible through the support of the Carasso Foundation, the Yoel and Stella Carasso family

Talk to Us

Interested in hosting the next Zumu? Arranging a training session? Inviting us to lecture? Let us know and we will take it from there.

museum on the move

coming soon: our next station in the open air

Zumu’s Story

  • The Art of Social Change >>
  • Move Museum – Because art moves all

    ZUMU is a community based mobile museum, which moves throughout Israel showcasing changing exhibits that are created and curated together with the local communities. At ZUMU (a portmanteau combining the Hebrew words for “move” and “museum”) we believe that art plays a key role in creating a more open and accepting community and builds bridges between all different sections of Israeli society. We set out on this groundbreaking journey in order to overcome geographical distances, to bridge cultural divides, to circumvent physical barriers, to overcome conceptual hurdles and to get rid of the conventional divisions between the artists & audiences, art & communities and creativity & reality.

    Contact the people who get Zumu moving.

  • The Golden Triangle >>
  • Art <> Communiy <> Education

    ZUMU’s journey is based on a non-hierarchical triple-pronged approach comprising of; (1) Showcasing Israel’s best contemporary art. (2) A close partnership with the hosting communities enabling a creative process including diverse voices and communities. (3) A dialogue-based educational program, turning the museum visitor into an actively participating partner and an integral part of creating the narrative.

    Contact the people who get Zumu moving.

  • Between guest and host >>
  • Audience and community – creating a shared reality

    ZUMU creates a deep connection with the local hosting authorities and communities, in order to embed the museum within their urban fabric. Together, we create an exhibit and public programming that touches and connects uniquely to that place. We arrive at each hosting city about half a year leading up to the opening of the museum in order to research, map and learn the intrinsic characteristics of the city and to lay a firm infrastructure for subsequent partnerships. Both the theme of the exhibit as well as the shape and content of the public programming, are drawn from the hosting city itself. The deep learning process about and with the city, generate unique artworks and creative collaborations.

    Contact Zumu’s community department

  • Art Creates Reality >>
  • Israel’s largest arts exhibit – art that wants move

    ZUMU aims to redefine the modern-day museum, changing it from an aloof ivory tower, into a dynamic and moving cultural hub that can change and adapt to the specific needs of its hosting communities. ZUMU’s huge changing exhibits are based on three   interconnected  bedrocks: 1. The best contemporary Israeli art. 2. Artworks by artists participating in a residency program which creates specially commissioned original works in partnership with the local community. 3. Artworks by local artists.

    Contact Zumu’s curatorial staff

  • Dialogue based education and guidance >>
  • Free Art – Free entry!

    First and foremost, ZUMU is a socio-educational project seeking to create a new shared language for all parts of Israeli society. All who enter its gates are invited to tea and cookies, based on the belief that a museum should feel warm and sweet – just like a home. ZUMU tours are guided by dialogue-based principles, and the team of tour guides is always comprised of locals who go through a special training program. Entry to ZUMU (including all its programming and activities) is always free – based on the belief that we do not own the art and do have the right to charge for it.

    Contact the training and educational department

  • Building Connections >>
  • Creating Magic – Building Benches for dialogue

    In every city we visit, we look for a large abandoned building that we can turn into a massive exhibition space and a vibrant, welcoming, temporary art center. The magic that radiates throughout the space is created by artists, curators, producers, artistic directors, media professionals and educators who dream by night (and implement by day) about a portable house of culture, art and society in which everyone is invited to sit together on creative, conversational benches created by Zumu. Building Relationships

    Contact the design and production department

Zumu's Journey

The stop-off points on Zumu’s amazing journey throughout the country. From the pilot in Yeruham to our next stop, which will open after the pandemic.

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We Make a Difference

Zumu presents a creative alternative to Israeli society. With the help of a mobile and groundbreaking museum, we are make room for a new and more inclusive ways to connect and create. what to see what we do and what impact these is have

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Zumu's Creators

Zumu is driven by a group of artists, curators, educators, producers and media specialists who believe that art is the only path for better society.

Milana Gitzin-Adiram

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Sharon Glazberg

Director of Community Department

Halit Michaeli

Director of the Education Department

Shay Id Alony

Artistic Director, Designer

Kobi Even Haim

Head Producer

Ofra Harnam

Curator

Ariel Adiram

Director of Communications

Board of Directors:
Chairwoman: Ronit Reichman

Board Members Micky Tiroche // Melanie Bronfman // Tzipi Strauss // Ora Stibbe // Navia Bachar // Arik Hershman // Mordechai Wolf // Gilat Bar // Perry Giladi // Roni Gilat-Baharaff // Tamar Landsberg

Supporters

This website was made possible through the support of the Carasso Foundation, the Yoel and Stella Carasso family

Talk to Us

Interested in hosting the next Zumu? Arranging a training session? Inviting us to lecture? Let us know and we will take it from there.