Talk starts at 6pm
Born in Bagdad, Lamia Al-Gailani Werr received her early education in Baghdad; a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge; an M.Litt in Archaeology from Edinburgh; and PhD in Babylonian Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, London. She worked in the Iraq Museum for eight years between 1961 and 1969. At present she is editor for Edubba archaeological publications and an honorary research fellowship at UCL. After the looting of the Iraq Museum in 2003, she worked in the Museum as consultant for the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and has been a frequent visitor to Iraq. She has written two books, edited several more, and has published numerous articles on the archaeology of Iraq, particularly on cylinder seals. She has lived in London since 1973.
This talk is part of a lecture series that has been organised in conjunction with Newcastle University to coincide with the current Catastrope! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq exhibition at the Great North Museum: Hancock.
No booking required.