Lou­vre show to run in Mash­had

Tehran Times - - HERITAGE & TOURISM -

TEHRAN — The city of Mash­had will be the sub­se­quent des­ti­na­tion of a land­mark Lou­vre show, which is cur­rently un­der­way at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Iran in Tehran.

Upon an agree­ment reached be­tween the Lou­vre and the Cul­tural Her­itage, Hand­i­crafts, and Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion, the ex­hibit will be trans­ferred to the Kho­rasan Great Mu­seum in Mash­had, north­east­ern Kho­rasan Razavi prov­ince, af­ter it comes to an end in Tehran, CHTN quoted Mo­ham­madreza Kar­gar, di­rec­tor of CHHTO mu­se­ums and his­tor­i­cal prop­er­ties, as say­ing on Sun­day.

“The Lou­vre show has been warmly wel­comed by cul­ture afi­ciona­dos in Tehran … and it will be run­ning through June 8”, the of­fi­cial added.

“The col­lec­tion will be on dis­play for a span of two months at the Kho­rasan Great Mu­seum.”

Je­breil Nokan­deh, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Mu­seum of Iran, has pre­vi­ously said: “A to­tal of 104,047 peo­ple ex­plored the ex­hibit from March 5 to April 2, which is a stun­ning fig­ure .... ”

The show is the first large-scale ex­hi­bi­tion by a ma­jor West­ern mu­seum in the coun­try. It puts on show some 50 works in­clud­ing 2,400-year-old Egyp­tian sphinx, a bust of Ro­man em­peror Mar­cus Aure­lius and draw­ings by Rem­brandt and Delacroix and other ar­ti­facts linked to Greek, Egyp­tian and Me­sopotamian cul­ture, as well as ob­jects from an­cient Iran.

In par­al­lel, a vast col­lec­tion of Qa­jar-era (1785-1925) Ira­nian arts and hand­i­crafts is cur­rently on show at Lou­vre-Lens.

Peo­ple visit the Lou­vre ex­hibit at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Iran

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