Display of Louvre Museum World Masterpieces in Iran

Louvre museum to hold exhibition in Tehran

IRNA — Iran’s Director of Museums and Historical Properties Office said that for the first time an exhibition of some items from Louvre Museum will be held in Tehran.

“The exhibition is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the deputy of Iran’s Cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism Organization (Iranian National Museum) and Louvre Museum signed in March,’ Mohammad Reza Kargar added.

According to him, in the exhibition valuable items from Louvre Museum related to Egyptian and Ancient Greek civilizations as well as some artworks from France will be displayed for four months in National Museum of Iran.

Kargar explained that the Louvre Museum items have been given to Iran for the firt time, which is an indication of the trust between Iran and France as well as the promotion of the two countries’ museums.

He also described the event as indicating Iran’s security and stability, in addition to a contribution to Iranian people’s knowledge and awareness of various civilizations.

The official added that other countries such as Armenia and South Korea will also hold exhibitions in Iran this year.

Mexico had also suggested holding an exposition of its civilization in Iran, he said.