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
Basrah Governor, Dr Majid Nasrawi is welcomed by delegates.
Iraqi national anthem is played on oud.
It's a full house for the opening ceremony speeches, including FOBM Trustee, Clare Bebbington.
FOBM Secretary, Dr John Curtis, gives a speech at the opening ceremony.
Basrah Museum's first gallery is officially opened by Maysoon Al-Damluji, Cultural Group Leader, Iraqi Parliament.
Basrah Governor, Dr Majid Naswari is given a guided tour of Basrah Museum's first gallery by Museum Director, Qahtan Al Abeed
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.
Dr John Curtis, Secretary FOBM also provides many press interviews.
Dr Lamia Al Gailani Werr, FOBM provides insight on key artifacts.
Decorative tiles from the islamic period are among the many artifacts displayed in the Basrah Gallery.
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