First Museum Management Workshop is opening in Tehran
today, jointly by the Iranian National Museum and the
The workshop is going to be inaugurated by Dr. Michael
Wilson, First Secretary Education and Director of the
British Council in Tehran. The opening ceremony of this
international workshop will take place in the presence of
Mr. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaee, Vice President of the Islamic
Republic of Iran and Head of the Iranian Cultural Heritage
and Tourism Organization, and the British Ambassador of
Tehran, Sir Richard Dalton.
Managers and other museum staff from across Iran, as well
as participants from Afghanistan and Pakistan will attend
this educational event. Speakers from the British Museum,
the Victoria and Albert Museums in London, the National
Museum and Niavaran Palace in Tehran, along with others
from institutions in both the UK and Iran will present
their success stories in this workshop.
Case studies and discussions to explore issues such as
interpretation, museums and the community, museums and
education, and the role of museums in the 21st century are
among the topics that will be covered in the workshop.
Included in the case studies will be the collaboration
between the British Museum and the National Museum of
Iran, to create the hugely successful “Forgotten
Empire” exhibition currently on the show in London,
which includes many generous loans from the National
Museum of Iran. Another case study will look at the very
successful “Children’s day” hosted by Niavaran
Palace in Tehran.
Curators, directors and managers from museums around Iran
and participants from Afghanistan and Pakistan will attend
this workshop. The British Council and the National Museum
of Iran hope to arrange a similar workshop in a
neighboring country next year to extend collaboration
between museum staff throughout the region. Held at the
National Museum of Iran, the workshop will end on
Wednesday 23 November.