The Baghdad Museum Project

The Baghdad Museum Project

This section is a work-in-progress, a collection point for models, drawings, photos, and other data to enable us to faithfully recreate for the Virtual Baghdad Museum the interior spaces and exterior of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad. To see where you can assist, please note our Help Needed notes throughout this section.

The following bit of history of the museum itself comes to us from Rasmi Shoocongdej, Ph.D., Department of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, after consulting her former professor, Dr. Henry Wright from the University of Michigan.

“The Iraq Museum was founded in the 1920s. Its first Director was Gertrude Bell, the famous British Arabist, archaeologist and diplomat, who helped to organize modern Iraq under a British mandate from the League of Nations. Bell and subsequent Director-Generals made sure that the most important archaeological discoveries remained in Iraq. The Directorate of Antiquities began its own excavations in 1943 with work at the Ubaid and Uruk site of Tell ‘Uqair, followed by work at Eridu, a town of the same periods (and according to Sumerian tradition, the oldest city in the world) in the late 1940s.

A new Iraq Museum was built in the early 1960s, and this has been transformed again more recently, I am not sure when. It was truly a world class museum. During this period, many new projects were undertaken, and the staff, library, and laboratories were expanded.

I have been helping to organize help for the Museum. It is alleged that the attack was initiated by professionals, who encouraged the mob to come in and ‘cover their tracks,’ but we really do not yet know who did it and exactly what was taken.

There is a lesson in this for all museums. Any city in the world could have a breakdown in civil control. Any museum is vulnerable. They all need plans to protect collections and archives from such disasters.”

im196xb im1977c


This preliminary model was created by Mahesh Butani and is available in .dwf, .dwg, .3ds, and .wmf formats in the Baghdad Museum intranet. To produce it Butani used the pictures of our floor plans and traced over them. The approximate scale was derived from estimating the door size (an average of 3 feet). The plan has been adjusted for distortions in the pictures. A 3-foot grid was used to scale the plan. Ceiling heights have to be approximated from our museum photographs.



Help Needed: We need more photos and drawings of the museum’s exterior, in particular, multiple views of the front entrance structure. Also needed are photographs and drawings of the courtyard or interior gardens.

The Ground Floor Plan and Upper Floor Plan below were provided by Pr. Dr. Remo Mugnaioni, Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I), Centre des Lettres et Sciences Humaines. Also indicated are the specific collections associated with the Halls, Rooms and Corridors. According to Mugnaioni, these are not true architectural plans, but do show relative sizes of spaces, and position of doors and staircases. The red lines indicate balconies on the Upper Floor. Halls are illuminated by square windows positioned close to the ceiling.


Help Needed: We need to properly identify the collections in the unlabeled spaces, and we need to mark within the Halls, Rooms and Corridors the position and orientation of glass cases and the numbered objects (1-296) listed in our Photo Databases section.

The following are news photos showing the destruction to the museum from the looting of April, 2003. These were compiled by Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D., for his running account, “The 2003 Iraq War & Archaeology,” featured in our section, “An Archaeologist’s Weblog.” Several interiors are shown. Note the illumination.

Help Needed:  We need more photos of the exhibits before April, 2003, and more exterior shots showing roads and the landscaping around the building.

  1. Jude พูดว่า:

    It’s hard to find well-informed people for this subject, however, you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  2. Phillipp พูดว่า:

    After I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are
    added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service?
    Thank you!

  3. pay4you พูดว่า:

    Extremely awesome and lovable! I had been going to order pay4you* and i usually end up leaving them on all day. A lot better top quality than any other similar brands.

  4. For example, taking all natural kidney supplements that include herbs for kidney health is
    a great way to take action against kidney disease.

  5. top songs 2016 list พูดว่า:

    mp3 song collections are favorite pastime for people.
    The album is primarily an eclectic collection of self-penned songs, which the enduring pop diva recorded over the years,
    but never released on an album. Wondrous vocals, generative musical
    preparations, and incredibly well-written bran-new songs are completely organize together to ascertain this album very special and different from every different Christmas albums.

  6. cheap t shirt printing พูดว่า:

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent
    for this information! Thanks!

  7. Nike Free 6.0 พูดว่า:

    Wonderful work! That is the type of information that
    should be shared across the internet. Shame on Google
    for no longer positioning this publish upper! Come on over and seek advice from my site
    . Thanks =)

  8. Chi Hair Straightener พูดว่า:

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.

    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back in the foreseeable future.
    I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon!

  9. It’s really a nice and useful piece of info. I’m satisfied
    that you shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this.

    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Stunning quest there. What happened after? Good luck!

  11. I just like the helpful information you provide for your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and take a look at once
    more here regularly. I’m somewhat certain I will learn lots of
    new stuff right right here! Good luck for the following!

  12. pixel gun 3d cheats พูดว่า:

    Hello all, here every person is sharing such familiarity, so it’s pleasant to read this blog, and I used to pay a visit this weblog every day.

    Here is my blog; pixel gun 3d cheats

  13. jaynie baker พูดว่า:

    Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!

    Feel free to surf to my weblog – jaynie baker

  14. พูดว่า:

    This post presents clear idea for the new viewers of blogging, that in fact how to
    do blogging.

  15. create t shirts online cheap พูดว่า:

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It’s always helpful to read through content from other authors and use a little something from other sites.

  16. White tuxedos are really only meant for very formal events such as those held at the Mansion House.
    For both styles, you can tie the shawl on the side or in front.
    In the 18th century, formal dress started as the mantua, but later developed into the elaborate
    sack-back gown. The key to choosing fashion accessories online is not to wear too many stand out pieces at the same time.
    If your dress has embellishments of beads then you can include these
    in your handcrafted jewellery designs. There’s always been a question pertaining to knowing the right occasion to put on plus size formal

    My homepage: little black dress in alexander city al

  17. bad credit installment loans พูดว่า:

    Heya i’m for the primary time here. I came across this board
    and I to find It truly useful & it helped me out much.

    I hope to offer one thing again and aid others such as you helped me.

  18. พูดว่า:

    Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this weblog; this website consists of remarkable and truly
    good information for visitors.

  19. Come to the Eden Project in Cornwall for a great day out for the
    whole family.

  20. Coach Outlet Online พูดว่า:

    Welcome to our coach online store,80% Discount waiting
    for youCoach Purse Outlet Coach Outlet Online over
    the all over the world.

  21. cheap hosting plans พูดว่า:

    I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else
    experiencing issues with your blog. It appears
    as if some of the text within your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please
    provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This may be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this
    happen before. Thank you

  22. direct tv channels พูดว่า:

    You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you
    who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times go after your heart.

    Feel free to visit my weblog direct tv channels

  23. Estelle พูดว่า:

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back
    to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  24. design your own shirts for cheap พูดว่า:

    Fantastic blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for
    a paid option? There are so many options out there that
    I’m totally confused .. Any recommendations? Thank you!

  25. Coach Outlet Online พูดว่า:

    Welcome to our coach online store,80% Discount waiting for youCoach Outlet Online Coach Outlet Online

  26. dallas depression doctors พูดว่า:

    I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  27. Shaun พูดว่า:

    I am a specialist and also quite type visitor and work quite challenging to get you the result the are entitled to and also pay out for.

    Here is my weblog; Shaun,

  28. amazing abs solution program พูดว่า:

    Andrew Raposo is the creator of this program which is supposed for providing you
    with better resolution.

  29. 銉氥儶銉笺偝 闈?搴楄垪 พูดว่า:

    【全品送料無料 大特価30%OFF!アシックス(asics)ウェア’ランニングシャツ【レディース】 [ XT2029 50 ]スポーツ>その他スポーツ関連【ポンパレモール/ポンパレ】。
    銉氥儶銉笺偝 闈?搴楄垪

  30. gagner de l argent พูดว่า:

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my
    newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
    hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading
    your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  31. Dorothy พูดว่า:

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

    Review my web-site garcinia cambogia free trial 4.95 (Dorothy)

  32. leaving synthetic extensions พูดว่า:

    You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really one thing which
    I believe I would never understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely extensive for me.
    I am taking a look ahead for your subsequent submit, I’ll attempt to get the hang of

  33. There are ways on how to buy them, trying to prove he can choose from.
    These games can range from educational lessons to downright questionable material.
    Be careful not to make money in the mud got into it.
    Now you must use it anyway. Great for older children and elderly relatives can also
    cause viewers to perceive the world. The landscapes 7 days to die zombie horde are
    detailed and realistic gaming.

  34. bobop พูดว่า:

    We stumbled over here from a different web page and thought I may as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking over your web page again.

  35. Camping with Kids พูดว่า:

    What’s up, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as well cheerful to share my experience here with mates.

  36. Vallie พูดว่า:

    After exploring a handful of the blog articles on your web
    site, I really like your way of writing a blog. I book marked it
    to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website too and tell me your opinion.

  37. พูดว่า:

    Visalia Buick GMC conducts business with distinction and consistency.
    Based on True – Car data’”using Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon owners as a comparison’”we
    can say that GMC owners are more likely to be married, and significantly
    less likely to be single and with kids; more likely to be ‘post-family’ empty-nesters; more likely in families with two-wage earners; more
    likely to be managers, skilled tradesman; more likely to be women; less likely
    to be teachers or executives; and less likely to have a college degree.
    Keeping with Denali’s luxury reputation, the Terrain Denali includes many upgrades as standard equipment.

  38. Ollie พูดว่า:

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a top notch article… but what can I
    say… I hesitate a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  39. พูดว่า:

    Hi, I wish for to subscribe for this blog to take latest updates, so where can i do it
    please assist.

  40. Aimpoint pro patrol rifle optic พูดว่า:

    The height of PRO can be adjusted at comfortable level whether it is used
    with AR, M4 or M16 carbines. Never be tempted to use
    a set of Gunmakers Turnscrews unless you are
    absolutely sure that the Turnscrew blade has been precision ground to the exact size
    of the slot in your gun screw and the tool steel is properly hardened.
    The cover that comes on the rear is clear and the front cover
    is black.

  41. GMC Acadia Denali พูดว่า:

    And you can then use these print calendars for annual pledges from people who wish
    to donate for the less fortunate. The only recent news about problems regarding the Acadia Denali is a problem with headlamp function for models built between 2007-2009 which GMC has addressed
    with owners of these late model Acadia’s. Today, more
    than ever, families need vehicles that meet many needs beyond routine transportation for work, school
    and recreation.

  42. pastiglie per dimagrire พูดว่า:

    I usually do not drop many responses, however i did a few searching and wound up
    here The Baghdad Museum Project | รัศมี ชูทรงเดช โบราณคดีสาธารณะ Rasmi Shoocongdej Public Archaeology.
    And I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright.
    Could it be only me or does it look as if like a few of these remarks come across like they are
    coming from brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are posting on additional online sites, I’d like to follow
    anything new you have to post. Could you list of all
    of your shared pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter

  43. roomba 770 พูดว่า:

    When it comes to making state of the art mobile phones, the one
    name that everyone trusts blindly is Nokia. The cleaning pattern consists
    of four different patterns. The kitten’s eyes will open and he will want to explore.

  44. 2015 GMC Terrain Denali พูดว่า:

    The Terrain is offered in front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) models, a total of four versions
    in SLE and SLT trim levels. Booking your car model is made easier
    by the modern day GMC dealers in Miami, as you just have to fill an online form,
    through which you can fix a date of purchase with the respective dealer.
    The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is available in both rear and four wheel drive configurations.

  45. 2015 GMC Terrain Denali พูดว่า:

    5 million-a-year scholarship program, which Buick and the General Motors Foundation announced in February, will recognize and reward 1,100 students from across the United States who excel both in the
    classroom and in the community. 2L small block is expected to
    allow a properly configured 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali to tow around 12,000 pounds ‘ making it the most capable half ton truck on the market.
    The modern car dealers in Miami also provide finances for buyers with a
    bad credit history.

  46. 2015 Canyon พูดว่า:

    Brown and his wife have two daughters, Ayla and Arianna.
    To top this off, the 2009 GMC Acadia has won a number of awards for safety and quality.

    They organize sales and exhibitions from time to
    time in order to provide benefit to all car

  47. พูดว่า:

    I do trust all of the concepts you have introduced on your post.
    They are really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are
    very brief for starters. May just you please lengthen them a bit from next time?
    Thank you for the post.

  48. In regards to premium software cleaner, you will discover Neato and
    i – Robot Roomba as recommended solution. This sensor is capable of measuring the distance among walls,
    furniture, stairway edges etc. At this time he can begin to
    learn to use the litter box and should start to become a social animal.

  49. dance mat typing level 3 พูดว่า:

    My uncle borrowed a jeep to convey me to the airport and on the morning
    of June 4 we all proceeded to the airport.

  50. Dalton พูดว่า:

    Arch Ophthalmol 1989) y (Taylor H., West S., Rosenthal F.
    et al. Effect of ultraviolet radiation on cataract formation.

Powered by Rasmi Shoocongdej Rasmi Shoocongdej, PhD Associate Professor Chair, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University
31 Na Phralan road, Bangkok 10200 ,Thailand, Phone: 662 222 6819, Fax: 662 226 5355| Designed by Me&Destination