Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Virtual Museum of Iraq is Online

The Virtual Museum of Iraq

The Virtual Museum of Iraq was unveiled yesterday in Italy. Available in Arabic, English and Italian, the Virtual Museum of Iraq offers visitors the opportunity to move through eight virtual galleries and see highlights from the collection from the prehistoric to the Islamic period. Animated videoclips provide details.

For a news feature on the virtual museum see Italy puts Baghdad Museum online, (ANSA) - Rome, June 9
The treasures of Baghdad's National Museum went online for the first time Tuesday as Italy inaugurated the Virtual Museum of Iraq as part of an ongoing cultural collaboration between the two countries.

Looted during the United States-led invasion in 2003, the Baghdad Museum partially reopened in February after six years but the website is designed to make its most important artefacts accessible to everyone...

As far as I can tell there are no reciprocal links between The Virtual Museum of Iraq and The Iraq Museum, which is understood to be the official web presence of the Museum and the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.

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