conservation image Heritage Partnership: Exploring the Unknown

Two examples of archaeological heritage sites under threat in Iraq: Nimrud and Nineveh, which was looted in the war. The GCI and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) in partnership with the Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage have established the GCI-WMF Iraq Heritage Conservation Initiative to address the catastrophic damage sustained by Iraq's cultural heritage during and in the aftermath of the 2003 war. The protective shelter at Nineveh was reinstalled through an emergency grant made by the initiative. Photo: John M. Russell, courtesy World Monuments Fund.