SAFE Hold Iraq Museum Benefit Tours

6/21/2005 8:00:25 PM
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

The non-profit group Saving Antiquities for Everyone (SAFE) has begun a new series of SAFE Tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to benefit the rebuilding of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

Guided by art historians, archaeologists and museum specialists, the Iraq Museum Benefit Tours intend to provide an insider's look at museum collections to the public at the Ancient Near Eastern galleries.

The Iraq Museum Benefit Tours are presented in conjunction with the publication of The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia edited by Milbry Polk and Angela M H Schuster (Harry N. Abrams). All of the proceeds will be donated to Iraq's State Board of Antiquities and Heritage for the rebuilding of the Iraq Museum.