Library & Digital Archive
ספריה וארכיון דיגיטלי
المكتبة والأرشيف الديجيتالي
The Bezalel Archive locates, collects, sorts, preserves, digitizes, and catalogs images. The result is a computerized database, which includes digital documentation of the history of Bezalel, events, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, student works, final projects, graduate exhibitions, and collections of Bezalel works from various sources. The target audience is students, academic staff, administrative staff, and the general public.
The computerized database also includes a library of images for teaching and learning purposes (formerly the "slide library"), an image database of scanned core materials, images from books, slides, and lecturers' collections according to teaching needs. Access to the teaching material database and the external collection database is for authorized users only.
The public is invited to contact the archive team with questions, requests, or with any relevant archival material for publication on the website.
The Academy's historical archive, which includes physical archival materials, is located at the following institutions, among others:
At the Central Zionist Archives, located in Jerusalem, there are documents and photographs of Bezalel and Beit HaNachot. In addition, the archive contains the estate of Mordecai Narkis, who ran Beit HaNachot from 1925 to 1957.
At the Jerusalem City Archive there are documents, works, and photographs of Bezalel and Beit HaNachot.
At the Israel Museum there are works, photographs, and documents of Bezalel and Beit HaNachot.
At Beit Schatz in Jerusalem there are works, photographs, and documents from the artists of the Shatz family - Boris, Bezalel, Zahra, Angelica and Louise.
At the archive, located in Mishor Adumim, there are administrative documents from the academy, which can be accessed through coordination with the Bezalel Archives.