The Museum Conservation Institute and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative supported by the Office of International Relations are working with a consortium of international partners to document, recover, and rebuild the Mosul Cultural Museum. Using an artifact recovery methodology learned during training carried out as part of the MCI’s project at the site of Nimrud, the museum staff have collected all the fragments from the 2015 destruction of the museum and are now beginning restoration of stone sculptures that will go back on display when the museum building is rehabilitated.  Most recently MCI has been facilitating training for the museum staff to improve skills for managing the museum after it has been renovated.

 Links from project partners:

International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH): The Rehabilitation of the Mosul Museum, Iraq

Louvre Museum: Bringing Mosul Museum Back to Life

World Monuments Fund: World Monuments Fund Collaborates on Design for Mosul Cultural Museum Rehabilitation