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Exhibition: Challenging Legacies: The Kingdom of Iraq and Gertrude Bell

Monday 16th Jan 2023 - Sunday 5th Mar 2023


Members may be interested in this new exhibition at the Great North Museum Hancock in Newcastle. This is the culmination of work done on the Gertrude Bell Archive at Newcastle University as outlined by Dr Mark Jackson at our 2018 Symposium

  • On display from 16th January – 5th March 2023, Hall 1, Great North Museum Hancock.Free entry.
  • For opening times please visit the Great North Museum website for more details.

Challenging Legacies: The Kingdom of Iraq and Gertrude Bell will examine the events that led to the creation of the Kingdom of Iraq in 1921 and the role played by archaeologist and colonial administrator, Gertrude Bell. Using original material and newly digitised photography from Bell’s UNESCO International Memory of the World archive, held at Newcastle University, the exhibition will reflect upon the impact of this historically significant period on the rich and diverse landscape of Iraq and the Middle East.

This exhibition has been made possible by generous funding from the Harry and Alice Stillman Family Foundation, and the Catherine Cookson Foundation.


Monday 16th Jan 2023
Sunday 5th Mar 2023


Newcastle University
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT United Kingdom
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