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As protests rage in Iraq, experts say culture is key to long-term reconstruction

Iraqi culture ministry announces new national museum in Baghdad as Mosul restoration plan is extended to historic churches

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Michael Rakowitz remakes works destroyed by Isis for first UK retrospective

Recreations of lost Assyrian reliefs will be on show in Whitechapel Gallery exhibition

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Blast from suicide bombing damage causes chaos at Baghdad's National Museum

Director warns of security risks in the capital

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Body of international experts head to Babylon to determine extent of damage inflicted by US army

Minister wants to reopen Baghdad Museum despite risks

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Two books survey the deterioration of Iraq's cultural heritage fives years after war took hold

Sorry tales of devastation and waste, with little hope on the horizon

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5 years after the Baghdad Museum's looting, a little optimism is finally appropriate: Interview with the British Museum's John Curtis

The situation at the Baghdad Museum remains bleak but thieves are less of a problem at archaeological sites

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Statue of King Entemena looted from Baghdad's National Museum recovered in New York

Following its disappearance in 2003 and an international sting, the Sumerian statue was retrieved

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The destruction of culture in Iraq has been enormous; now conservation must be a priority

We can help by providing training in site management techniques, in museology and in conservation

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Exhibition of Nimrud gold directed by the Copenhagen's United Exhibits Group coming to Europe in 2005

The venture is backed by the Iraqi authorities, who have a stake in the newfound Iraq Project Company

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The Coalition Provisional Authority is considering a proposal to send Iraq's Nimrud gold on a global tour

The exhibition could raise money to repair the ransacked National Museum of Iraq

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Details of National Museum of Iraq looting emerge

While the Warka Vase has been accounted for, reports suggest that the cylinder seal collection has vanished

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Disasters & destruction

Philippe de Montebello on the sack of the Iraq Museum: “Is it sensible for all the eggs to be in one basket?”

The Art Newspaper speaks to the director of the Metropolitan about the historical significance of the Iraq Museum's plunder and how disasters of its kind can be dealt with

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International outrage as Iraq's National Museum is sacked by civilians

American army says it was aware of the risks, but did not protect the building as Iraqi nationals overwhelmed staff who attempted to defend the collection

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National Museum of Iraq recovers 5,000 Sumerian artefacts

Archaeologists descended upon three sites in Southern Iraq rumoured to contain antiquities