16.00 hours: Press conference Picasso in Palestine
Short opening speech by Fatima AbdulKarim, project coordinator at the International Academy of Art Palestine (IAAP)
Opening speeches by Khaled Hourani, artistic director IAAP (in Arabic) and Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum (in English).
Afterwards journalists can ask questions
17.00 hours: Official opening
Arrival of Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, followed by a folkloristic parade (a Palestinian wedding celebration)
Short speech by the prime minister
Around 17.30 hours there will be several musical performances, amongst which Sana Mousa, a Palestinian folkloric singer.
After this the guests will be able to view the Picasso.
The work Buste de Femme will be exhibited in a specially constructed room inside the IAAP from 24 June to 20 July.