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Connected to Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries

The establishment of Iraq's first maritime heritage museum

Wednesday 15 June, 1pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Museum

Free admission, advance booking required
1 hour (no interval)

This is a 'hybrid' talk, available to book to see in-person or watch online.

Presented by Tamara Al-Attiya National Project Manager and Rashad Salim, Artist and Project Director, both of Safina Projects.

Safina projects, in collaboration with Basra Museum, is establishing Iraq’s first maritime heritage museum. An outer space of Mesopotamian boats’ models and architectural units, and inner exhibition of boats’ models of different boat builders in Iraq. This is in addition to other projects of reviving Iraq’s maritime heritage and the boats' building techniques in Mesopotamia, in relation to its cultural heritage.  

Image Credit: Rashad Salim with a pair of shasha reed bundle boats © Rashad Salim

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