The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad reopen

After having being closed for more than 10 years, the Iraqi-Italian Institute of Archaeological Sciences and the Iraqi-Italian Centre for the Restoration of Monuments reopened Monday, April 4. The new headquarters is located in front of the Qushlah, the Ottoman military quarter close to the historical suq of Baghdad. The building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It has been renovated in order to host the archaeological police, the directorate of the Iraqi Antiquities and the Italian institution that, together with the CRAST, will organize research project, cultural events and training courses.

For more information about history and past activities of the institutes, see:

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Iraqi-Italian Institutes

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Activities of the Institutes