The museum was opened in 1974 and was founded by Vera Brice Salomons. Inside the museum one can find rare works of art ranging from the seventh century CE to modern Muslim artists. Artworks represent the extent of the vast Muslim Empire. The collection includes works from the Arab countries to Spain, India and China. The Museum for Islamic Art is also dedicated to research and many scholars who travel to the museum are interested in peaceful relations between Jews and Muslims.
The Museum for Islamic Art is located on 2 Hapalmach Street, Jerusalem