Support the Opening of the First Palestinian Museum in DC

Open your Hearts to Open our Doors

Immigrants to the United States yearn for a space to tell their stories, yet for Palestinians there has been no such space. In fact, who we are has been told by others; until now. The Museum of the Palestinian People is here to tell our stories; stories that encompass the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, and spirit of a people who thrive even in the face of adversity.

Our Vision:

The Museum creates a future where we:

  • Co-author and celebrate diverse Palestinian stories under one roof, celebrating commonalities and culture while transcending fragmentation, separation and boundaries;
  • Evoke pride, dignity, and deep connection among Palestinians locally and around the world, and to impart to the next generation;

  • Entice visitors to open their hearts to connect with what unites us and be present to our common humanity;
  • Inspire others in the world to also share their stories beyond borders, politics and race;


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(Grand Opening Poster by former artist in residence, Ahmed Hmeedat)


The Progress to Date

Since 2014, The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP) has organized a series of traveling exhibits that visited over 30 locations in the U.S. Today, thanks to a generous donor who gave us the building in historic DuPont Circle, the MPP is setting down its roots in Washington DC. It was founded to be a space where Palestinians get to tell their own stories in the heart of this nation, where visitors from around the U.S. and the world can engage with and share it. It’s an inspiring story of resilience and renewal.


In 2018 we raised $130,000 towards our $200,000 goal needed to open. This February, we began renovations on the space and are set to open our doors this spring!


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For the first time, Palestinians will have a space to tell their own stories, stories that encompass the rich history, vibrant arts and culture, and spirit of a people who thrive even in the face of adversity.

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                                                                        (Architectural design renderings by Citadel Architects)
We are so close to making this a reality by opening the Museum of Palestinian People, but we still need your support! 
Join us in laying the foundation for the museum!


This fundraising campaign is taking place in three phases: 


Phase 1 ✅

We hit $100,000 in 2018 and were able to begin the renovation of the space! 


Phase 2 

When we reach our $150,000 goal, we can begin installing exhibits in the new space. 


Phase 3

When we hit $200,000, we will open our doors to the public!


(Naming opportunities are available for $5000+ gifts - We would love to honor you inside our space! Contact us for more info).


The Museum of the Palestinian People is a 501c3 non-profit, non-political organization, incorporated in Washington, DC. Your gift is tax deductible in the US to the fullest extent allowed by US law.


You will be welcomed to come into the very space that, together, we have brought into being!  


The Museum of the Palestinian People

Our stories are many, our hearts are one.

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