A public appeal was launched in 1999 to get support and funds to display the wonderful Robert Hay drawings from the British Library. The library had given photographic copies of a selection of the drawings, and these needed to be turned into an exhibition that could be permanently displayed, and a home needed to be found and made into a proper venue.

Our supporters and sponsors were kept informed of progress with simple newsletters. These came out rather irregularly, but were put together as time, energy permitted and events dictated.

You can read the history of the project in these newsletters:


In 2007 a new organisation, The Friends of Qurna Discovery, was set up to support the exhibition centre. The Friends newsletters have a section for the Qurna History Project.


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