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The National Heritage Museum in the Iraqi capital Baghdad is reopening after having been closed for 10 years following its being looted during the US-led invasion and fall of former dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Iraqs cultural heritage is under threat and in urgent need of protection, concluded participants at a meeting held on September 29 at UNESCOs Paris Headquarters. The event was organised by the delegations of France and Iraq to UNESCO.
The National Museum in Baghdad could reopen next year and a new Basra Museum may be unveiled in 2015.
A vast public library planned for Baghdad will be the centerpiece of a new culture hub under an ambitious new masterplan driven by the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport.
Iraq signed a cultural and scientific co-operation agreement with Spain to enhance its knowledge of recent developments in these fields, the Iraqi Ministry of Culture said Wednesday (January 2nd).
Three separate directorates at Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Culture and Youth will be merged into one and efforts for introducing books about Kurds or their culture in foreign languages will be intensified, an official said.