selected articles by the experts of Iranian and Mexican
museums have been sent to the restoration workshop of the
Iran’s National Museum to be examined whether or not
they can be sent to Mexico to be displayed.
The exhibition of the “10,000 Years of Iranian Art”
will be held in Mexico City on April 2006, displaying
several artifacts from the pre-historic era to the end of
Last month, a Mexican Museum expert came to Tehran and
selected some items in the National Museum of Iran with
the cooperation of some Iranian experts in order to
transfer those items to the Mexico Museum for the
exhibition. The items will first be examined by the
restoration experts of Iran’s National Museum in order
to determine the possibility of transferring them to
Mexico without causing any harm to these ancient relics.
After examination of the items, the ones which would not
be harmed during such a long trip will be sent to Mexico
to be displayed in the exhibition.
“During the first phase, the collection of Lorestan
metals has been studied,” said Mahnaz Gorji, head of
restoration division of the National Museum of Iran.
According to Gorji, most of the selected items are in an
acceptable condition and they can safely be transferred to
Based on a memorandum of understanding signed between the
two countries, Mexico will also hold an exhibition of the
remaining evidence from Inca and Maya civilizations of
Mexico in Iran National Museum.
Iran has long been holding exhibitions in different
countries such as the exhibition of “7000 Years of
Iranian Art” which toured Europe or the “Persian
Glory” exhibition which will be held in Japan. According
to the agreement signed between Iran and Japan in the
National Museum, more than 180 artifacts will be loaned to
Japan for arranging exhibitions in 5 different
latest exhibition about ancient Iran is the British
Museum's "The Forgotten Empire: the World of Ancient
Persia" which ends on 8th January 2006.