The Jordan Museum is expected to open in June 2011.
- Research and documentation of Jordan’s archeology, folklore and modern history,
- Education and information dissemination programmes to the public,
- Collection, conservation and protection of artifacts and materials,
- Exhibition, permanent or temporary, of artifacts and cultural heritage materials of Jordan.
The Archaeological and Historical Gallery is the largest gallery in the museum and will present Jordan’s history and culture from the Lithic Ages up to the Islamic periods (including the Rashidi and Ottoman Caliphates).
The Hebrew Dead Sea Scrolls are being moved from the old Jordan Archaeological Museum in Amman to this new museum.
It is to be hoped that some of the most important artefacts in the old museum will be moved as well, such as the Copper Scroll, the Balaam inscription and the tables and benches from Qumran.
The benches and tables were part of the Scriptorium at Qumran: