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NICA Delegation 2011




Bezalel was thrilled to have the opportunity to host The Network for the International cooperation in the Arts (NICA) delegation, between May 15th – May 18th. The  15 delegates  from seven countries had the opportunity to visit the Bezalel Academy; tour the departments, meet with students and faculty. They were introduced to the unique interdisciplinary approach created at the Academy and to some of the international programs Bezalel takes an active part in. It was extremely exciting to host the delegation in Jerusalem and to strengthen ties with our partner institutions and  between our respective countries.

The conference was summed up by NICA chair, Angelika Theuss, Head of International Relations at Universitat der Kunste Berlin, as a resounding success. She thanked the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Academy of Music and Dance, adding with tears in her eyes that the trip had been particularly meaningful as it had changed her perception of Jerusalem.