Trustees / People

The Friends of Basrah Museum is run by a Committee of Trustees originally established in 2010. The Trustees meet as often as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the Charity with a minimum of four meetings held within a year.



Sir Terence Clark KBE, CMG, CVO - Chairman

Dr John Curtis, OBE, FBA - Secretary
Angela Grimshaw - Treasurer
Dr Lamia al-Gailani Werr
Clare Bebbington                                                                        
Liane Butcher
Hugo Clarke
Ian McGregor
Dr Salah al-Shaikly and the Hon Alice Walpole stepped down from their Trustee roles in 2016.


FOBM Trustees Clare Bebbington, John Curtis,
Lamia al-Gailani Werr and Liane Butcher at the opening of
the Museum with Qahtan Al Abeed, Director (centre) after
the opening of the Basrah Gallery.


FOBM UK Project Coordinator – Joan Porter MacIver

In December 2016 the FOBM Trustees appointed Joan Porter MacIver to assist them in a part time capacity (equivalent to one day a week) as the UK Project Coordinator for the FOBM CPF funded project of the ‘Completion of the new Museum in Basrah, Iraq’.