Press Releases

Museum of the Bible Partners with Ulmer Museum in Germany with New Exhibit

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"Questions of Faith" is an exhibit that addresses the conflict between faith communities in Southern Germany of the Middle Ages. A joint project between the Ulmer Museum and the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., the unique perspective of this exhibit concentrates on similarities of these religious groups. The presentation will be curated by Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, formerly chief curator at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Austria. 

Rare Biblical Artifacts Return to Cuba

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Rare texts and manuscripts from one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical artifacts are now on display at the recently renovated Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Santiago de Cuba through March 13. This is the second time portions of the Museum of the Bible Collection are being publicly displayed in Cuba; and it is the first time since diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015. The exhibit titled La Biblia: The Way of God in the Way of Man makes the Bible and historical artifacts publicly accessible to the Caribbean nation’s 11.2 million residents.

Pepsi MidAmerica Chief Operating Officer Harry “Lee” Crisp III Joins Museum of the Bible Board of Directors

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Today, the Museum of the Bible announced the appointment of Harry “Lee” Crisp III to its board of directors. Crisp is currently president and chief operating officer of Pepsi MidAmerica and president and chief executive officer of Crisp Container Corp. In addition to running one of the largest Pepsi franchises in the nation, Crisp has served in a number of leadership and philanthropic roles, including principle benefactor of the Mayo Clinic

Yad Vashem Leadership Seminar, Sponsored by Museum of the Bible, Helping American Ministers Bring Home History of the Holocaust

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Twenty seven American ministers and pastors who traveled to Jerusalem for a eight-day Christian Leadership Seminar hosted by Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem and the Washington-based Museum of the Bible are now bringing a new understanding of the Holocaust and its implications for today home to their communities across the United States.

During the Museum of the Bible-sponsored seminar, which ran from November 28th to December 7th, participants heard lectures by experts on the Holocaust and moving stories from survivors, visited significant sites and monuments, and discussed the importance of ending baseless violence in our modern society.

Green Scholars Initiative Honors Young Biblical Scholars

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The award is given to young scholars who have demonstrated rare aptitude in biblical language studies, shown exceptional academic performance and are pursuing terminal degrees. The honor includes an annual stipend renewable for up to three years. The award recipients will be invited to present their research at the Green Scholars Initiative summer workshop in Oxford, England and given priority access to artifacts in The Green Collection—one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical texts and antiquities.

Major New Alliance With The Israel Antiquities Authority Will Fill Gallery In DC's New Museum Of The Bible With Ancient Artifacts From Israel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Museum of the Bible has inked a major new long-term alliance with the Israel Antiquities Authority to display a selection from the two million ancient artifacts in Israel’s National Treasures in a dedicated top-floor gallery, set to open with the rest of the Museum of the Bible in the fall of 2017. Through this multi-year agreement, archeological objects from the Israel Antiquities Authority, the government mandated organization in charge of all matters of archaeology in Israel, will be exhibited at the Museum of the Bible.