Mamuta tours are of the best cultural tours in town. Groups from Israal and abroad, from universities, high-schools, tourist, group of curators and more. Mamuta and Hansen became one of the highlights points in Jerusalem.

Tour 1: Hansen House Past and Present

Duration: 45′ till 90‘

The tours tell the story of the Jerusalem Leprosarium since its beginnings till today. It includes visit to the historical museum, the unique documentary film ״Heim״ by Adi Kaplan and Shachar Carmel which re-made an historical and unkown film by the Moravian Church. Allow to visitors to visit the underground floor where mamuta art center is based.

This is the Leprosarium Jesus Hilfe , founded as an isolated refuge for leprosy patients. It was created by the German-Protestant Moravian community in 1867 and operated for twenty years in a building on today’s Agron Street, Jerusalem. In 1887 the institute moved to a new building in the Talbiya neighborhood of Jerusalem, planned by Konrad Shick.
“High walls surround and hide the building, constructed in an isolated spot far from the walls of the Old City, and a focus for endless stories about what goes on inside” – these words appear on the page of the historical display inside the hospital. Until 1948 most of the patients were Muslim Arabs, and the nurses Christian. Tawfiq Kan’aan, a Christian Palestinian, was the chief physician from 1919 until 1948. He would arrive at the Leprosarium once a week and was responsible both for medical and research issues, and for international contacts.

Tour 2: Contemporary Art in Jerusalem by Sala-manca

Duration: 90′

Sala-manca is one of the mythical group of contemporary artists working in Jerusalem since the year 2000.  The tour is based on contemporary art and urban art in Jerusalem carried out by Sala-manca groups and Mamuta artists.

The Sala-Manca Group is a group of independent Jerusalem-based artists that creates in different fields: performance, video, installation & new media since 2000. Sala-manca’s works deal with poetics of translation (cultural, mediatic and social), with textual, urban and net contexts and with the tensions between low tech and high tech aesthetics, as well as social and political issues. The SALA-MANCA GROUP is Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, artists born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who live and work in Jerusalem. Sal-Manca published Hearat Shulaym – (Note in the Margin): Independent Quarterly for Contemporary Art and Literature (2001-2007), curated and produced
Heara events – multidisciplinary events organized in an independent way with no commercial or official sponsors, between other projects. In 2009 the founded the Mamuta Art and Media Center which run at the Daniela Passal’s house between 2009-2012 and in Hansen House since November 2013. Mamuta  is a center for artistic creation, encounters, research, and display
of art. The Center, is an artist’s run space, comprised of artists’ workspaces; video, sound, and electronics labs; a wood, metal, and plastics workshop and an artist in residence apartment. The goal of the project is to advance art projects and to create a framework for artists from different media, as well as curators, architects, designers, and researchers, who wish to create in the spirit of cooperation, dialogue, and
technological innovation.  The project is dedicated to creating conditions for developing an active community of artists, allowing for personal development alongside collaborative work, through an engagement with the place and time.

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