Advocacy News

September 1, 2003

John M. Russell appointed Deputy Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Culture

On September 20, AIA member John M. Russell (Massachusetts College of Art) will go to Iraq to work with the Coalition Provisional Authority as Deputy Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. His main objective is to connect colleagues and cultural institutions in Iraq with outside funding sources, opportunities, and expertise for projects relating to reconstruction, study abroad, and training. He also hopes to assist with a number of other issues, including efforts to control looting of archaeological sites, monitoring the archaeological impact of construction projects, facilitating infrastructure upgrades in the Iraq Museum and other cultural institutions, and working to recover antiquities stolen from the Museum.

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