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
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 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 Trustee Dr John Curtis, gives a speech at the opening ceremony.
Basrah Museum's first gallery is officially opened by Maysoon Al-Damluji MP, 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 FOBM Trustee also provides many press interviews.
Dr Lamia Al Gailani Werr, FOBM Trustee 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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