Ancient Iraq: new discoveries — a fresh touring exhibition for The British Museum
Ancient Iraq: new discoveries is a touring exhibition from The British Museum, featuring over 80 objects from their collection. Cafeteria were delighted to be commissioned by the museum to design the visual identity, marketing, interpretation, and layouts for each gallery space as the exhibition tours the UK.
New discoveries focuses on two important archaeological sites in Iraq today — Tello and Qalatga Darband; sites which have unearthed treasures from the earliest Sumerian cities, as well as objects that have helped chart the rise and fall of Greek, Parthian and Roman empires at their eastern frontier. The exhibition also highlights The British Museum’s, ‘Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme’, which supports archaeologists working in the field against a backdrop of prolonged conflict and disruption in the region. The exhibition was as much about looking forward to a better future as it was looking back on incredible ancient achievements.