Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 18:00 to Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 20:59
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, UK

Based on her own research in the archives of the Iraq Museum Dr Lamia al-Gailani Werr explores the story of the Museum, how it was established, the directors who made it one of the best Museums in the Middle East; the role it played in shaping the identity of Iraq; and its part in the world-famous archaeological discoveries at sites such as Ur, Kish, Warka as well as excavations in the Diyala region. 

Dr Lamia al-Gailani Werr is an Iraqi archaeologist living in London and an Honorary Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies; in 2009 she was awarded the Gertrude Bell Memorial Gold Medal by BISI for her outstanding services to Mesopotamian archaeology. Dr al-Gailani worked in the Iraq Museum in the 1960s, and returned to Baghdad in 2003-04 after the looting of the Museum to assist Iraqi colleagues. She is an expert on Seals and has published a book and many articles on the subject. 



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