The Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University has two prestigious ethnographic collections: The Tawfiq Canaan Collection of Palestinian Amulets, and the Palestinian Costumes Collection. The Virtual Gallery allows you to explore at no charge the complete posted digital archive of these collections through photos and database information. The Museum also holds a growing collection of contemporary visual art. The ethnographic collections feature aspects of the rich legacy of Palestinian cultural heritage, highlighting beliefs, superstitions, ways of life and aesthetic expressions, specially as manifested in the design and creative craftsmanship of the pieces in the collections. The Museum regularly exhibits parts of these collections in its gallery space, inviting scholarly interest for research and involvement in the promotion and protection of Palestinian cultural heritage.
The Palestinian Costumes

The Tawfik Canaan Amulet Collection