The story of the National Museum of Afghanistan
Omara Khan Masoudi in conversation with Richard Morecroft
Dr Omara Khan Masoudi, director of the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul, has worked at the museum since 1978. Since that time, more than two decades of civil war and conflict have exacted a huge toll on the institution and its collection. Occupied as a military building during Soviet rule and then bombed and looted during the civil war, only the foresight and bravery of the museum’s staff prevented the loss of one of the world’s great archaeological collections.
Hear the fascinating history of the museum and its treasures when Dr Masoudi speaks with broadcaster Richard Morecroft.
This talk will be Auslan-interpreted.
Image: Mask of Silenus (detail), Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier