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Array of Iranian Art and Culture in Mexico


29 August 2005


Mexico will next year hold an exhibition of Iranian art and culture with artifacts dating to as late as the prehistoric times up to the Qajar era.

Following similar exhibitions such as the one entitled “7000 years of Iran’s art” touring through several European countries, including Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Croatia, Mexican officials showed great interest in hosting Iranian art and culture.

At the time, however, Iran could not prolong its artifacts’ stay outside the country, returning the exhibition home after four years, despite many countries still eager to welcome it.

Another exhibition of Iranian artifacts that took the attracted many visitors was that of Iranian metal works and mining.

Now, Iranian and Mexican officials have finalized the agreement to hold another exhibition in Mexico, covering 10,000 years of Iranian art and culture, from the prehistoric times to the end of Qajar era

Announcing the news, curator of Iran’s National Museum, Mohammadreza Kargar, explained that the agreement also foresees Mexicans’ to lend Iran artifacts of their ancient civilizations, such as the Incas and the Mayas.




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