Orna Goren is an ethnographer, archaeologist and museum curator. For five years, she lived with her family among the Bedouin tribes of the Sinai Peninsula. It has established a number of museums of Bedouin culture, including the Bedouin Museum of Santa Catalina in Sinai and the Bedouin Museum of Culture at the Joe Alon Centre near Beer Shiva. She has organized numerous excursions to the Bedouin towns of the Negev (southern Israel) and Galilee (northern Israel). She also initiated and coordinated exciting meetings between Jewish women from all over the country and Bedouin women from the desert, sharing the same values.
Orna is still active in research and exploration of Bedouin culture.