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Ido Bruno to Lead Jerusalem’s Israel Museum

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem announced today that Ido Bruno, a professor in the Industrial Design Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, has been appointed director. He succeeds acting director Ayelet Shiloh Tamir, who will remain at the museum as deputy director. 

“Ido has devoted many years to disseminating knowledge and culture in Israel and abroad, and has a deep understanding of the Israel Museum from collaborating on past initiatives, including the renewal of the Israel Museum’s campus,” said Isaac Molho, the chair of the institution’s board of directors. “We look forward to enriching our institution with his commitment to scholarship and creative energy to reach new heights for the benefit of our visitors.”

Bruno has worked as a designer for twenty-five years and has taught at the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design since 1993. At the Israel Museum, Bruno worked on several exhibitions, including Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey (2013), and was a member of the design team for the museum’s three-year “Renewal Project,” completed in 2010. Bruno has served as a member on several committees of Israel’s Ministries of Culture and Education and was awarded the Minister of Culture’s Prize for Design in 2012.