Iraq

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Openings

Basrah Museum unveils three new galleries in Saddam Hussein's former palace

Sumer, Assyria and Babylonia rooms open with support from UK government's Cultural Protection Fund

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Obituaries

Obituary: Lamia al-Gailani, the archaeologist who brought new life to the looted Basrah museum

She was a key figure in the post-war re-establishment of Iraq’s antiquities museums

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British Museum

British Museum realises 'vase' is in fact an ancient mace-head displayed upside down

Curators discovered old mistake during research for No Man's Land exhibition

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Art market

A record-setting $30.1m sale of an Assyrian relief at Christie's raises red flags

The 31 October sale has prompted calls for repatriation and criticism of the seller, highlighting the gap between art ethics and law

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Artists

Art installation in Canada helps rebuild burnt-out library in Iraq

A project at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto challenges the public to help restore a Baghdad art college’s collection

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Exhibitions

British Museum show focuses on Assyrian antiquities targeted by Islamic State

Loans likely to come from Iran—but works from the Met would not meet London museum's strict borrowing guidelines

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Google and the World Monuments Fund highlight Iraqi heritage under threat

Using drone footage, 3D models and videos, the tech giant is working with cultural institutions to make preservation efforts accessible to a larger public

Interview
Frieze New York

On the road, from Iraq to Germany

The Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K on migration and contemporary politics

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Fourth Plinth

London's Fourth Plinth unveiled: Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull sculpture made from date syrup cans

Iraqi-American artist has recreated Assyrian lamassu destroyed by Islamic State