The first phase of the project was made possible through the generosity of the following donors without whom the installation of the Basrah Gallery would not have been possible. The Basrah Museum officially opened its doors on 27 September 2016 as a result of donations and support from the following corporations, foundations and individuals and the Trustees welcome new and continuing donations to support their work:
Corporate Donors, Foundations & Individuals
The Charlotte Bonham - Carter Charitable Trust
Mr A. Ameen
Dr John Curtis
Dr Stephanie Dalley
Mrs J. MacDermot
Mrs Joan Porter MacIver
Ms Judith Nugee
Mr R. Wilson
Additional support was received from
Field Energy Services
HWH & Associates
The British Institute for the Study of Iraq
The British Museum
The FOBM Trustees express their appreciation to the Culture Protection Fund for the grant for the completion of the Basrah Museum.
With the award of the CPF grant, work on the FOBM CPF project commenced January 2017 and was completed in March 2020.
Other institutions, corporations, and donors have provided and are providing direct as well as in kind support to the project.
The Trustees thank the following institutions for enabling their Museum Professionals to deliver the FOBM Training Programme in January 2018:
The Ashmolean Museum, the Aga Khan Museum & GlasgowLife / Glasgow Museums.
The Trustees wish to express their gratitude for the on going support for the current FOBM project for the Basrah Museum Galleries and Training Programmes and its new Library, provided by the following companies, individuals and trusts:
Charlotte Bonham Carter Charitable Trust
HWH & Associates
Bur Alaman Company
Risk Advisory Group
The British Museum - Department of the Middle East
Rosalind Wade Haddon
Joan Porter MacIver
Anonymous Donation for the Education Room with the assistance of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI)
Dr Barbara A Porter
Dr Bridget Guarasci
For particular assistance to the Basrah Museum's new Library, we thank:
Laura MacIver, Architectural Designer