Dutch museum to lend Picasso for display in West Bank
Palestinian art lovers are to get a rare chance to view a Picasso when the painting goes on display in April, on loan from a Dutch museum.
Eindhoven's Van Abbe Museum is lending the 1943 canvas Buste de Femme to the Ramallah international art academy, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports.
A film is due to be made of the painting's journey, including the Israeli border and other checkpoints.
A special, temperature-controlled room is being prepared to house it.
It is believed to be the first time a Picasso masterpiece will go on display in the Palestinian territories.
The "Picasso In Palestine" exhibition is a joint project between the Van Abbe and the Ramallah academy.
Other works in the Eindhoven museum's collection include pieces by Kandinsky and Mondrian.