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Update: Portuguese Praise “7,000 Years of Persian Art”


News Category: Cultural

 17 November 2005



Director of Iran National Museum expressed his contentment with the selection of the “7,000 Years of Persian Art” exhibition as the best museum show of Portugal for 2005.

He asserted that holding international exhibitions of the history and civilization of Persia/Iran is the best way to introduce the position of Iran in the world.

7,000 Years of Persian Art Exhibition headed for Europe in 2000, and it was displayed in Vienna Art History Museum at its first stop. Since the exhibition received an enthusiastic welcome by the visitors, a lot of countries applied for holding the exhibition.

Iran’s cultural authorities agreed with transferring the exhibition to Portugal last year. According to IRNA, Portugal Museums Association has described the “7,000 Years of Persian Art” Exhibition as the most important exhibition in the museums of this country, awarding the exhibition in the near future in this respect.

“According to a poll, Croatia television announced the holding of the exhibition as the year’s most important cultural event of the country,” said Mohammad Reza Kargar, director of the National Museum of Iran, with regard to other achievements of the exhibition.

The selection comes while some Iranian experts were opposing the transfer of the collection to Portugal at the time.

The exhibition was opened on 5th of April 2005 with the attendance of the Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs of Portugal in Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon city.

The “7,000 Years of Persian Art” Exhibition headed for Rome after its successful show in Vienna, and then was sent to Bonn city in Germany. It was afterwards held in Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Croatia. Portugal was the last host of the historical artifacts of Iran during their tour.


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