Among international admiration

International conference in Karbala showcases Kefil Museum’s global appeal

KARBALA, November 25 — Arab and foreign delegations expressed admiration for the International Kefil Museum during an international conference organized by the Abbasid Threshold in Karbala. The conference focused on regional and international experiences in restoring artifacts, manuscripts, and managing historical landmarks.

Held under the theme “Museums as Cultural Identity,” the conference aimed to enhance communication and build bridges of mutual understanding.

Researchers from countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Japan, Germany, Russia, and Iran participated in the conference, along with several Iraqi researchers.

The conference discussed 22 research papers covering various aspects, including experimental techniques in scientific modeling art, the history of the cultural museum in Mosul, suitable methods for preserving manuscripts and documents, and a German researcher presented a study on the Lahore Museum and its cultural exhibitions in Pakistan.

Sadeq Lazim – Director of the Kefil Museum for Network 964:

“We aspire to create a large museum with international standards, develop specialized staff, provide suitable infrastructure and necessary equipment, aiming for a positive impact on society. We have plans to keep up with advancements, including virtual museum technology, holographic displays, an advanced program for data preservation and documentation, and the release of a series of ‘Museum Collections’ as a resource for researchers in collaboration with reputable universities and institutes.”

Saeed Abdel-Hamid – General Director of Maintenance and Restoration at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities for Network 964:

“I visited many places, museums, and some specialized colleges in archaeology within Iraq, and I observed a very clear superiority in the Abbasid Threshold’s interest in preserving heritage through the Kefil Museum. The museum possesses a distinguished group of professionals, both in archaeology and restoration.”