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Entrance and Main Hall This hall was equipped for multi-purpose use with a reception/ information desk and a mobile stage in addition to a large, folding screen, sound system and projector.Hall (1) – Multimedia Hall The hall is dedicated to screening special documentaries related to the maininstitution (Dar Tifel) and the museum building with other related special events such as the village of Der Yassin Massacre and its historical ties to the establishment of Dar Tifel in 1948. The hall may also be used for special film screenings and lectures for selected groups such as school pupils.Hall (2) – Der Yassin HallThis hall hosts a scale model for Der Yassin Village and a Palestine Map showingall (450) destroyed villages during the 1948 Nakba (Catastrophe) War. The hall alsodis plays a variety of maps, personal belonging, martyr’s lists and other related itemstestifying to the village’s well known massacre.Hall (3) – Hind Husseini HallPersonal belongings of the late Ms Hind Husseini who devoted her whole life to DarTifel and its mission are displayed in this hall as an expression of gratitude andacknowledgement to the great lady, with the aim of commemorating her memoryfor future generations. The exhibits are living testimony to the modesty and simplemanner of the late great lady.Hall (4) – Straw ProductsTraditional hand tools display commences at this hall, reflecting what was used intraditional Palestinian rural homes, paving the way for complementary displays inadjacent halls (4) and (5). Straw products are especially displayed in this hall astypically used in traditional, rural Palestinian household.Halls (5) and (6) – Pottery and cooking and agricultural toolsHall (5) and (6) includes pottery products as utilized in the Palestinian home prior to theintroduction of modern tools. A special illustration photo was included in the displayto better clarify the concept of usage of the wheel and hay. All halls are illustrative ofthe variety of household tools, their manufacture and typical usage.The visitor immediately walks into the open passage overlooking the openinner yard of the building where traditional, hand- made carpets are displayed,exhibiting the nature and concept of women daily lives in rural areas of Palestine.The small space is also dedicated to introducing the visitor to the geographyof Palestine with special illustration boards and historical Palestine maps withrelevant information about major districts and cities, especially Jerusalem. Theexhibition extends to the hallway leading to the other halls.

 
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