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Italians Working on Plan to Renovate National Museum


News Category: Cultural

 14 December 2005



A team of Italian experts is in Iran to provide details of a plan to renovate the Iran National Museum whereas Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) is yet to announce its agenda to the effect, reported CHN.

Curator of Iran National Museum, Mohammad Reza Kargar, further said that following administrative changes at the ICHTO three months ago, the new administration has not yet announced its policies for developing Iran National Museum.

He said that according to the earlier accords, Italian Foreign Ministry has undertaken to refurbish Iran National Museum as part of its program to develop cultural and economic cooperation.

“A team of experts from the Italian Foreign Ministry visited national Museum to calculate the funds needed for developing Iran National Museum and a five-member team comprising of an archeologist, a museum expert, specialist of museum arrangement, interior designer and representative of Italian Foreign Ministry have currently began its studies at Iran National Museum,“ Kargar said.

Asked to introduce the Iranian team supervising the operations of Italian architects, he said that ICHTO experts including its deputy head for protection and maintenance affairs, head of the ICHTO’s technical council, curator of Iran National Museum and an Iranian architect are working with the Italian team.

He hoped that the new ICHTO administration would announce its strategy for developing Iran National Museum soon to enable Iranian specialists to continue cooperation with the Italian team.





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