For many wonderful images of the opening of the Basrah Museum and the galleries go to www.uniraq.com
2016 Opening images credited to Liane Butcher
New Assyrian Gallery
Qahtan Al Abeed and Iraq Museum and Basrah Museum staff after a day of packing up objects to be sent to Basrah for the three new museum galleries.
Dr Lamia Al Gailani Werr at the FOBM Training Workshop with Trainees and Dr Noorah Al Gailani and Joan Porter MacIver
Dr Noorah Al Gailani discussing Islamic pottery and museum labels at the Jordan Archaeological Museum
Sumer Gallery with museum display cases - awaiting objects - photo by Qahtan Al Abeed
External wall of the Museum with view of Shatt Al Arab - photo by Ian M. McGregor
View of the Lakeside Complex from the Museum - photo by Ian M. McGregor
Basrah ware vase - photo by Ian M. McGregor
Basrah Gallery view - photo by Ian M. McGregor
Gypsum Ceiling work - photo by Ian M. McGregor
HMA Jon Wilks CMG visiting the Basrah Museum with Qahtan Al Abeed - April 2018
Decorative tiles from the islamic period are among the many artifacts displayed in the Basrah Gallery.
Trainees holding their Certificates on Day 6 of the FOBM Museum Training Programme - January 2018
Dr Noorah Al Gailani gifting books to the Basrah Museum Library on Day 5
FOBM Training Programme Team - Ali Khadr, Joan Porter MacIver, Ulrike Al Khamis, Paul Collins & Noorah Al-Gailani
Dr Lamia Al Gailani Werr (Trustee) discussing displays with Qahtan Al Abeed
Dr Ulrike Al Khamis explaining the group activities on Day 3 of the Training
Paul Collins Museum Training Programme - session on collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia
Dr John Curtis briefing guests on the new Basrah Museum Project at a Celebratory event at the House of Lords, June 2017 hosted by The Baroness Andrews OBE and Graham Sheffield CBE
Frank Baker OBE British Ambassador to Iraq visiting the Museum in February 2017
Basrah Museum's first gallery is officially opened by Maysoon Al-Damluji MP, Cultural Group Leader, Iraqi Parliament - September 2016
It's a full house for the opening ceremony speeches, including FOBM Trustee, Clare Bebbington.
Dr John Curtis FOBM Trustee also provides many press interviews during the opening.
Basrah Governor Dr Majid Naswari and Basrah Museum Director, Qahtan Al Abeed, give many press interviews at the opening event. Plus Ali Mohammed, HWH & Associates.
Basrah Governor Dr Majid Naswari is given a guided tour of Basrah Museum's first gallery by Museum Director, Qahtan Al Abeed
FOBM Trustee Dr John Curtis, gives a speech at the opening ceremony.
Dr Lamia Al Gailani Werr, FOBM Trustee provides insight on key artifacts at opening.
Iraqi national anthem is played on oud.
Basrah Governor Dr Majid Nasrawi is welcomed by delegates.
Future Sumer Gallery used for conferences before the gallery installation
The Entrance Dome of the Basrah Museum
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