The Maimonides Loan




Gary Krupp of Pave the Way Foundation with Fr. David Jaeger, Dr. Clementoni and Fr. Raffaele Farina Prefect of the Vatican Library

Curators of the Israel Museum with Fr. Farina and Gary Krupp

PTWF initiated the loan request for the original manuscripts of Maimonides and others, to the Israel Museum. Pave assisted in the planning and obtaining permission from the Vatican Library for the exhibit.

Permission was granted for the loan, of the rare medieval writings, for the first time in history. The Exhibit commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, September 2005. The granting of this loan is an example of the spirit of cooperation between the State of Israel and the Vatican.

Recently, as a result of our initiating this new relationship, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem reciprocated to the Vatican by loaning them two paintings one  Rembrandt and a Botticelli. This loan is in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Basilica of St. Peter.

Pave the Way foundation is proud of its contribution resulting in these wonderful gestures of friendship between the Vatican and the State of Israel. These gestures have "paved the way" to wonderful cultural exchanges and many future projects.







PTWF Maimonides Loan from the Vatican Library to the Israel Museum