Our Mission

Our overall aim is to assist with the protection, preservation and appreciation of Iraq’s cultural heritage. In order to achieve this aim, we conduct and support the following activities:

  • To collect, report on, and share relevant information and expert knowledge regarding damage inflicted to Iraq’s cultural heritage;
  • To co-operate with relevant national and international police authorities in order to detect and prevent illegal trafficking in items of Iraq’s cultural heritage;
  • To engage and collaborate with Iraqi state officials in addressing issues of concern regarding Iraq’s cultural heritage;
  • To advocate and lobby for respect for national and international laws on the protection of cultural heritage;
  • To engage in and support public education and awareness activities, within and beyond Iraq, in order to advance public knowledge and understanding of the significance and diversity of Iraq’s cultural heritage.