Oct 23 2017
Art Newpaper article on Cultural Protection Fund

The Art Newspaper provided coverage under its conservation news on the Cultural Protection Fund's efforts to fund projects with local partners to safeguard and protect heritage in 12 countries in the Middle East and Africa. 


Sep 19 2017
Nahrein network receives one of the new AHRC awards

Professor Eleanor Robson (lead applicant), Dr Paul Collins and Dr Saad Eskander have shared the formal announcement by the funder the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council for grants to five UK academics to set up international networks for tackling development challenges.

FoBM Trustees and the Basrah Museum are delighted to be partners in  the Nahrein network which seeks to significantly develop the capacity of Middle Eastern universities, museums, archives and cultural heritage sites to enable cultural and economic growth in the region with an initial focus on Iraq.

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

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.