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The Iraq National Museum - المتحف الوطني العراقي

On March 11, 2010 H. E. Amb. Stanisław Smoleń – Chargé d’Affaires a. i. of the Republic of Poland in Iraq has handed over a computer set with a special internet web site with the documentation of the National Museum of Iraq to Mr Qais H. Rasheed, Chairman of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH). The ceremony took place in the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad in the presence of Dr Emira Edan, Director General of the National Museum of Iraq and Eng. Faeza Abdulkader Hussein, General Director of the Maintenance of the Archaeological Sites Department of the SBAH.*Mr Stanisław Jasiewicz, a conservator of the National Museum in Warsaw, was entrusted by the International Council of Museums with the task of designing and arranging a display of ancient objects at the new building of the National Museum of Iraq in 1962-1967. Mr S. Jasiewicz arranged the exhibition in seventeen halls, following a chronological order of presentation. During his work in Baghdad Mr S. Jasiewicz prepared mainly black and white photographic documentation of near one thousand museum objects. The Polish Side prepared the inventory of the documentation, described every item and included all the set into a special internet web site ( By donating a computer set with a special internet web site, the Polish Side demonstrates its will and eagerness to contribute to the revival of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.*The Polish Side has prepared an internet web site in English and Arabic of the original exposition of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, based on the photographs taken by Mr Stanisław Jasiewicz, a Polish expert in 1962-1967. The web site consists of four parts:1. Museum - a short account of Mr S. Jasiewicz’s work.2. Museum collections - photographs of galleries and individual objects.3. Archaeological sites - photographs of some crucial Iraqi archaeological sites (e.g. Hatra, Khorsabad, Nineveh) visited by Mr S. Jasiewicz.4. Research and protection – a summary of involvement of Polish archaeologists and conservators in archaeological and conservation work in Iraq since the 1960s.

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Publication City:  Warsaw
Date:  2010