Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
The Afterlife of War


Wednesday 11 May - Sunday 19 June
Djanogly Gallery

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Admission Free
Open Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays

The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the historic home of the Assyrian capital, Nineveh, and in continuous habitation ever since the seventh century AD, was Iraq’s most culturally diverse and inclusive city for centuries. In the aftermath of ISIS warfare and extensive destruction between 2014 and 2017, the old city lost not only many of its historic sites, institutions, and fabric, but more critically many communities and minority groups were displaced. Once a regional centre of culture and trade, much of that rich heritage, traditions, and crafts are endangered and at risk of irreversible disappearance.


The People of Mosul once again embark on a journey of rebuilding, recovery and reclaiming their memory. Not ready to abandon their cultural diversity or tolerance, they wake up every morning more determined to preserve their traditions and way of life. Through a range of visual and virtual media, photography, testimonies, short documentaries, and virtual tours of the historic fabric of Old Mosul, this exhibition demonstrates the collective resilience and relentless effort that is preserving Mosul’s values and identity. It captures accounts of everyday life, traditional arts and crafts and festivities, as well as places of memory.


This exhibition is developed as part of a collaborative research project: “Preserving the Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul”, generously funded by British Academy grant through its Heritage, Dignity & Violence Programme. The project is led by Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, University of Mosul, Leeds University, Wasit University, and the Ministry of Culture in Iraq.

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