Magdala´s Visitor Center
In the initial plans for the Magdala Center project prior to the discovery of any archeology a multimedia-oriented visitor center had been included in the project. The purpose of this would be to help visitors and pilgrims to the Holy Land better understand the geography, history and relevance of the sites which Jesus had visited relative to the path of their pilgrimage. As the project developed and archaeology was discovered this project was put on hold for the following years. The team at Magdala needed to develop the great gift God had blessed it.
As visitors to the site have increased and we have developed our provisional visitor center slowly over time to best serve the needs of our visitors we identified the need to further develop our visitor and pilgrim services to a more permanent project. Early in 2018 God introduced us to a generous benefactor who “launched in to the deep” to help us develop Magdala´s future visitor center.
Initial plans drawn up to include what was the former Mexican Pavilion of the World Expo in Milan in 2015 have now been discontinued due to the complexity of this project and instead through 2019 plans for Magdala´s own Visitor Center have been drawn up. An initial content proposal for the project was sourced through Q1 and Q2 of 2019 and revised across the summer, a second proposal was sourced by Q3 and in Q4 we confirmed the decision to proceed ahead with BRC Creative Arts Inc. as the developer for the content and interior design of Magdala´s Visitor Center. We are excited to work with this leading company in content creation that has also worked in similar projects including Washington, D.C´s Museum of the Bible and was also contacted in Magdala´s initial conception of a visitor center before the archeological discovery. We look forward to updating you on our work as we move across 2020 and expect to complete this project by early 2023.