Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA)

Identity area

Identifier

JM-IAA

Authorized form of name

Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA)

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • National

Contact area

 

Silvia Krapiwko

Type

Address

Street address

The Rockefeller Museum Sultan Suleiman Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Sultan Suliman St.27

Locality

Jerusalem

Region

Country name

Postal code

9761195

Telephone

+ 972 ()06204681

Fax

+ 972 (0)6271173

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Department of Antiquities of the State of Israel was founded on July 26, 1948, Its activities were based on British Mandate Antiquities ordinances. In 1978, the Mandate ordinances were superseded by the Law of Antiquities that was passed by the Knesset. In 1990, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) was established and replaced the Department of Antiquities.

The archive of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) essentially continues the archive from the British Mandate era. Following the conquest of Palestine by British forces, headed by General Allenby in 1918, the documentation and data collecting of ancient and archaeological sites had begun. Once a civil government was established by the British Mandatory Authorities in 1920, the Department of Antiquities was created and the archive had become an integral part of it.

Geographical and cultural context

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Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Access area

Opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 -15:00 hrs.

Access conditions and requirements

Visiting the archives by appointment and written application is required in advance.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entry prepared on November 2018.

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Maintenance notes

Author: Open Jerusalem http://www.openjerusalem.org/

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

The Rockefeller Museum
Sultan Suleiman
Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Sultan Suliman St.27
Jerusalem 9761195