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British Council makes award to Basrah Museum

The British Council has award £460,000 to the Basrah Museum project. This project sees the completion of three remaining galleries in the newly opened museum. The old Basrah Museum was looted in the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and was closed in 2003. The new museum is housed in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. The […]

New Museum Opens First Gallery in Basra

A new museum celebrating the rich cultural heritage of southern Iraq has opened its first gallery at a ceremony in Basrah. The gallery, which displays artefacts from the Hellenistic period (c. 300 BC) through to the present, represents the first major milestone in an eight-year project involving the Iraq Ministry of Culture, the State Board […]

High-Level Delegation joins IBBC’s Annual Retreat

Iraqi Government, EU, IMF, UNAMI, and World Bank representatives participate at IBBC’s annual retreat in Windsor Dara Rasheed, Iraq’s acting Minister of Housing and Construction, Jan Kubis, Head of UNAMI and Special Representative of the United Nations for Iraq, Robert Bou Jaoude, World Bank’s Special Representative for Iraq, Patrick Simmonet, EU Ambassador to Iraq and […]

High Level Delegation to attend IBBC Retreat

Mr Frank Baker OBE, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq; Ján Kubiš (pictured), the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq; and Robert Bou Jaoude, the World Bank’s Special Representative for Iraq, have accepted invitations from Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to speak at the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) annual weekend retreat at Cumberland […]