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Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
مركز خليل السكاكيني الثقافي
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Lara Khaldi (Director)
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Website http://www.sakakini.org/
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Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (مركز خليل سكاكيني الثقافي) is an organization established in 1996. It is located at 4 Raja Street, Ramallah in the West Bank. The traditional manor that houses the centre was the former family home of Khalil Salem Salah, the mayor of Ramallah between 1947/1951, is now owned by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.

The Centre is a non- governmental, non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Palestine. The Sakakini Centre operates in three areas; The visual arts, Palestinian identity, and holding regular public activities.

The centre holds art exhibits, book readings, poetry readings, children's activities and film screenings. Additionally to long term projects the Sakakini centre has also transfers some of its activities to facilities outside Ramallah, such as to Bir Zeit, Gaza City, and Bethlehem, to enable continuation of the projects during Israeli imposed curfews.[1]

Adila Laidi was the first director of the centre from 1996 until 2005.[2][3][4] Saheer Turjman is the current Administrative Director and Rula Khoury is the current Artistic Director .[5][6][7]

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