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Cornerstone Ceremony and Lecture by Jacques Herzog for the National Library of Israel
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, 5 April 2016 – In the presence of the Israeli President and the Prime Minister as well as dignitaries and major National Library of Israel supporters from around the world, the cornerstone laying ceremony is held today at the site of the new National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.

The beginning of construction on the new building is a major milestone in the National Library's transformative renewal process, which aims to preserve and open access to the cultural and intellectual treasures of the State of Israel and the Jewish people safeguarded in its collections. The partners in the renewal project are the Government of Israel, the Rothschild family under the auspices of Yad Hanadiv, and the David and Ruth Gottesman family of New York.

The new library building is located in Jerusalem’s National District adjacent to the Knesset and the Israel Museum at the intersection of Kaplan Street and Ruppin Boulevard.

Lecture by Jacques Herzog
In the evening, Jacques Herzog will hold a public lecture with the title “How Architecture Is Bound to a Specific Ground” at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 6pm
Jerusalem International Convention Center