Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Dr Lamia al-Gailani Werr on the Museum in Baghdad: The Story of the Iraq Museum in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
By Ali Khadr
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.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
@ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
10 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom , British Academy
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