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Artefacts Selected for Achaemenid Exhibition in Japan
21 November 2005
artefacts dated back to the Achaemenid dynasty have so far
been selected by experts of Iran National Museum and Tokyo
Museum for the exhibition of “Persian Glory” to open
“Tokyo Museum experts have come to Iran to examine the
items with regard to the possibility of transfer to Japan.
They finally selected 210 artifacts with the cooperation
of Iranian counterparts. The list is however not yet
finalized,” said Mohammad Reza Kargar, director of
National Museum of Iran.
He asserted that the list must be reviewed and confirmed
by the experts’ board of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and
Tourism Organization. “The experts of museum are
currently studying the items and registering their
detailed comprehensive information”.
Due to Japanese’s request, Iranian officials have been
responsible for selection of the items. The collection is
supposed to demonstrate the avant-garde art of the ancient
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
Japan’s royal dynasty takes the responsibility for
arranging the exhibitions. All the expenses for transfer
and insurance will be paid by the Japanese party and Iran
will receive $ 300,000 in return for the loan.
Asahi, the most famous newspaper in Japan and TUEI Film
Company will be the sponsors of the “Persian Glory”
According to the agreement, the items will remain in Japan
for one year.
Regarding the two influential sponsors and the experience
of previous Iranian exhibitions outside the country, the
Japanese officials believe that “Persian Glory” can
attract some 2500 people visitors per day.
Prior to “Persian Glory”, Japan will be host to the
British Museum’s Assyrian reliefs.
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