IAG Cargo is to transport valuable artefacts for a new exhibition that starts later this year at the British Museum utilising its ‘Secure’ service.
The airline group is to be the logistics partner for the third time with the museum to deliver the high value, valuable cargo for its new exhibition entitled ‘I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria’.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 8 November 8 this year to 24 February, 2019 and will give museum-goers the chance to delve into the ancient world of Assyria through the life and legacy of its last great ruler, King Ashurbanipal.
Over 200 objects are being loaned from all corners of King Ashurbanipal’s empire and will form part of the exhibition. They include artefacts that have never travelled to the UK before or been on display anywhere for the last 20 years.
IAG Cargo chief executive officer, Lynne Embleton said: “This landmark exhibition builds on the work we have completed previously with the British Museum, marking three successful years of partnership.
“The extraordinary Assyrian collection dates as far back as 7th century BC and it’s the responsibility of our ‘Secure’ product team to ensure these important objects and artworks arrive safely in London.”
The British Museum’s collection of Assyrian treasures will be complemented by loans from around the world, including objects and artworks from; the Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City; and the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.