Members’ appeal

Help us advance the study of ancient civilisations in Iraq for the benefit of future generations

Photo: Alberto Giannese

The British Museum is leading emergency work in Iraq to protect its cultural heritage. Help us advance our research in one of the world’s richest archaeological regions.

Since 2015, the British Museum has been at the forefront of efforts to stabilise severely damaged sites in the country through our Iraq Heritage Management Training Scheme. Thanks to a £3 million grant from the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have been able to support our Iraqi colleagues with a programme of intensive training at the Museum and at two sites in Iraq.

Your support will help to extend the impact of this work for the benefit of future generations. Even after the excavations have been completed there will still be much work to do with the publication of detailed archaeological results, and that is why we are appealing for help to create a tangible legacy for our training programme.

The discoveries made at these sites in Iraq will have a global impact on the study of ancient civilisations in this region. By examining the past we can understand the present and plan for the future. Your support will make this possible.

Please give today

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