Always interesting to see what comes up in the performing arts that has a connection to World War I. Here is a new play that talks about the Iraqi National Museum which was founded by Gertrude Bell in the 1920s, and relates it to its looting and reopening in 2006.

There is one problem for the time being as far as seeing it: it’s being performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood of Stratford-on-Avon and then London . . .

We haven’t really talked much about Gertrude Bell on this blog. A documentary about her came out in 2017 that we did discuss, as it was playing at the Tivoli in Kansas City. Please note this post is from September 2017 and is not current:

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.