Al-Mutanabbi Street

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

14:00 - 16:00

By Glasgow Museums

Following a reading of the work of celebrated Iraqi poet, Al-Mutanabbi, Glasgow Museums’ Curator of Islamic Civilisations, Noorah Al-Gailani will reflect on her experiences as an Iraqi migrant who has frequented the famous book-selling street in Baghdad throughout her life, and watched it change.

As part of this event, you are invited to bring a piece of writing that has impacted your life meaningfully– whether it be a book, a form, a letter or a story about something you have read. This event will include a workshop on documenting objects and stories around these.

Glasgow Museums is working in correspondence with San Francisco based poet Beau Beausoleil whose project Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here has called poets, writers and artists globally to respond  to the March, 5th 2007 car bombing of Baghdad’s “Street of Booksellers”.


  • Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided
  • Level access from entrance to reception
  • Suitable for visitors with limited mobility
  • Large print, braille or audio
  • Accessible parking or drop-off point
  • Wheelchair access throughout
  • Lift or stairlift
  • Access guide
  • Accessible toilets
  • Level Access

The full access statement for Kelvingrove Museum can be found here.

Image credit: Anita Klein, from the print project ‘Absence and Presence’, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here; courtesy of poet Beau Beausoleil


Argyle Street

G3 8AG

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