The water Level of the Kinneret – Between Political and Poetical

For 19,000 years, the Sea of ​​Galilee has been a source of water and natural food for humans from diverse cultures, who have used the waters of the Sea of ​​Galilee and the fishing space in a limited and local way. In 1933, the “Degania Dam” was inaugurated, initially as part of a hydroelectric power station system and later as part of the national water system. The construction of the dam is the first human- intervention on the Sea of ​​Galilee that changed its fate forever. The exhibition invites the visitor to experience the two faces of the Sea of ​​Galilee – the natural and the artificial. The first part of the exhibition, invites the visitor to experience the poetic, natural side of the Sea of ​​Galilee. Poetry and emotion lead. The sound of the reeds and the waves whispering. In the midst of all this, man begins to act. A new sound is added to nature’s music, the echoes of construction of the national water carrier. The rest of the exhibition is a timeline, in which major events are intertwined with the set of forces and interests that have shaped water policy in Israel over the past 100 years. A policy that outlines the complex and delicate relationship between man and nature, between the Sea of ​​Galilee and Israel, between the poetic and the political.