The British Museum has acquired photographs by nine Middle Eastern artists tackling topics such as the fallout of the Syrian civil war and the tragic plight of refugees. The UK charity, The Art Fund, supported the acquisitions as part of an ongoing initiative launched in 2009 that facilitates collecting Middle Eastern photography at both the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum.


Hartwig Fischer, the director of the British Museum, says in a statement: “It is through collecting contemporary art like this that the British Museum’s collection will continue to reflect the history of the world for future generations.”

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