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Feb 28 2017
After an accelerated competitive EU procurement process

The Friends of Basrah Museum with the assistance of the British Council have awarded the bid for the Museum Display cases for the remaining three galleries in the Basrah Museum to Vitrinen- und Glasbau REIER GmbH after an accelerated competitive EU procurement process. The Trustees look forward to working with Reier and the Basrah Museum on the installation of the cases. 

Feb 05 2017
Iraq Goes Against the Odds with New Museum

Iraq Goes Against the Odds with New Museum - The Basrah Museum, housed in a converted former palace of Saddam Hussein, opened its first gallery late last year after over 20 years of dormancy as written in HarperBazaarArabia 

http://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/art/exhibitions/news/iraq-goes-against-the-odds-with-new-museum

Dec 19 2016
The New Cultural Protection Fund (CPF)

The Friends of Basrah Museum is one of seven recipients of the first grants made by the new Cultural Protection Fund (CPF), which was launched by The British Council in partnership with the Department of Cultural, Media and Sport.

https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/cultural-protection-fund

Nov 04 2016
Stephanie Dalley reported in the Financial Times

Stephanie Dalley reported in the Financial Times – Arts Section – on ‘The people’s palace’ and reflected that “Regeneration through culture for an area that has suffered so much deserves heartfelt support.”

https://www.ft.com/content/0d91282c-8bb2-11e6-8cb7-e7ada1d123b1 by Stephanie Dalley

Oct 10 2016
Eleanor Robson writes in Apollo

Eleanor Robson (Chair of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq – www.bisi.ac.uk) writes in Apollo – the International Art Magazine ‘ Rethinking Iraq’s past and its future – at the Basrah Museum

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/rethinking-iraqs-past-and-its-future-at-the-basrah-museum/