The museum stages temporary exhibitions which integrate the unique location and majesty of the ancient Citadel and its history with a contemporary presentation of artistic and historical issues. Temporary exhibitions that have been exhibited since the opening of the museum in 1989.
The story of medicine in Jerusalem is a sequence of apostasy, sickness and epidemic intersected by healing, miracles and faith. The exhibition looked at the partnerships and contradictions found in the space between miracles and medicine. It touched on the thousands of years of life in the city through the lens of medical milestones beginning with the days of King David and King Hezekiah to the modern history of Hadassah and Shaare Zedek hospitals.
Body Lines, an exhibition on body decoration, tattoos, henna and kohl brought together artifacts, photographs and multi-disciplinary illustrative media which demonstrated that body art was not just a passing fashion trend but rather has been used throughout history as a means for individual and communal self expression and social demarcation.