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Salvaging and expansion of the Nasiriyah Museum, Iraq

Location:Nasiriyah, Iraq
Client:Republic Of Iraq, Ministry Of Turism And Antiquities
Republic Of Italy, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Italian Development Cooperation, Task Force Iraq
Ministry Of Cultural Heritage And Activities, General Secretariat
Superior Institute For The Conservation And Restoration
Collaborator:Arch. Erika Buoncristiani
Arch Ivan Contreras Rubio
Description:The project falls within a broader program to salvage and expand the provincial museums of Kufa, Nasiriyah and Diwanieh in Southern Iraq. . The common aim is to provide not only exhibition rooms, but also spaces intended for research and protection of artistic heritage, education and entertainment.

The existing museum consists of a single two-storey building expanded into a complex of three buildings: the main original one houses the exhibition halls; the other two units are separate from the museum itself and house the cultural and research facilities.
The outdoor area will be redesigned so as to connect the three buildings by means of paved paths and vegetation using local palms and orange trees.

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