An Ark for Iraq

This project aims to revitalise and document the endangered watercraft heritage of traditional boats in central and southern Iraq.

Launching in September 2018, An Ark for Iraq will work to revitalise and document the endangered watercraft heritage of traditional boats in central and southern Iraq. This year long programme of fieldwork, research and public engagement will be delivered by Safina Projects in partnership with Iraqi ministries, museums and universities.

An Ark for Iraq is funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, which is set up in partnership with the DCMS with the aim of protecting cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. Boats of the Tigris and Euphrates

Project Details


Location: Iraq, Middle East, Asia Organiser(s): Safina Projects Project partner(s): Ministry of Water Resources - Centre for Restoration of Iraq's Marshes and Wetlands (CRIMW), Ministry of Culture - Basra Museum, Natural History Museum of Basra, Dhi Qar University, Basrah University, Humat Dijlah Funder(s): British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Funding received: £99,246 Commencement Date: 03/2018 Project Status: Active
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