Basrah Museum

Basrah: its history, culture and heritage workshop and conference to celebrate the opening of Basrah Museum

By Ali Khadr

On 27 September 2016 Basrah Museum opened the first of its galleries, on the history of Basrah from the Hellenistic period to the present day.The new Basrah Museum will be a major cultural resource for the city of Basrah but also for Southern Iraq and the wider region. With galleries focussing on the area’s archaeology and history from prehistory to the present, the Museum will set a standard for the whole country, with facilities for school parties and contents tied to the Iraqi national curriculum.

To celebrate the opening, BISI co-hosted a two-day public workshop and conference on 28-29 September, with invited UK and international speakers. This event provided an unprecedented opportunity for area specialists and museum professionals to explore some of the key stories of Basrah and its place in the wider region.

Read the full Conference Programme 

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