January 21, 2021
“After graduating from high school, I was accepted in Social Science college in Mosul. We started visiting museums for culture related subjects. After four years of college in 1991, I thought about collecting folklore items in the region. Due to technological advancement, the items that were used by our ancestors are not used anymore, and were about to be forgotten. So, I thought about opening a place and collect folklore items and protect them from being lost. At the beginning, I was asking people about these items, some of them were brought to me by the people, and I collected some of the other ones. I collected about 25% of the items in the region. I faced a lot of criticism from people back then, but that couldn’t stop me. I am still collecting these items to today, and I have collected about 1000 items. Most of them are agricultural equipment because our area is suitable for agriculture”.