Mosul Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of twenty-month collaborative work of the research project 'Preserving the Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul'.
The event started with a formal opening delivered by Prof. Muneer Salem, Deputy President for the Scientific Affairs at the University of Mosul. A welcoming and introductory speech was delivered by Prof. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Chair in Architecture and the project lead at Nottingham Trent University.
Talks presenting the conducted research activities were subsequently delivered by:
The ceremony included three sections. The first section was an exhibition of architectural documentation work of heritage buildings in Old Mosul. The second section included delivering talks summarising the undertaken research activities and project achievements. The third section included awarding certificates and prizes to winning and participating students and academics in the project activities.
Prof. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem awarded letters of appreciation to the Iraqi partners of the project for their contribution towards the facilitation and undertaking of the project activities in Mosul:
Also, two letters of appreciation were awarded to two academics for supporting parts of the project activities:
The event was concluded by awarding certificates to students and academics, and exchanging commemorative shields between the University of Mosul, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Wasit, and the University of Leeds.
Certificates of participation were awarded to 58 students and academics for their participation in the organised workshops and data collection work. Winners of the Turath Prize were announced and prizes were awarded.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Qusay Al-Ahmady, the President of the University of Mosul; Prof. Mazin Al-Hasany, the President of the University of Wasit, as well as senior members of staff, academics and students.