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	Image: Mask of Silenus (detail), Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

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

Saturday 8 March 2014, 12pm

Free

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Afghanistan

 
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