National Museum Of Iraq Reopens As ISIS Threat Casts Dark Shadow | Co.Design


National Museum Of Iraq Reopens As ISIS Threat Casts Dark Shadow | Co.Design | business + design

ISIS, the Sunni militant group wreaking violent havoc in Syria and Iraq, is fast extending its reach, claiming Iraqi cities as far southward as Ramadi. That dark shadow didn’t stop Iraqis in nearby Baghdad, 80 miles to the southeast, from turning out in droves last week for the re-opening of the National Museum of Iraq, closed for over a decade. According to Reuters, the museum was “packed with visitors eager to glimpse relics from happier times.”

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Museums And Heritage Sites In Syria Are Under Siege | Co.Design


Museums And Heritage Sites In Syria Are Under Siege | Co.Design | business + design

The civil war devastating Syria and spilling into Iraq has claimed yet another casualty: museums and cultural heritage sites. As evidence of destruction mounts, the international community is moving to action…

…To minimize the damage, U.S. museums are partnering with the Syrian Interim Government’s Heritage Task Force to train local curators and civilians in emergency packing and other practices designed to safeguard cultural treasures.

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