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Director of British Museum Travels to Iran


31 August 2006




LONDON, (CAIS) -- This morning, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, went to Tehran to develop cultural relations between the British Museum and Iran’s National Museum as well as paved a way for production of a TV program about Iran for the BBC.


According to Mohammad Reza Kargar, director of Iran National Museum, during his four-day visit to Iran, MacGregor will have a meeting with the authorities of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) to study the cultural cooperation between the two countries in research in other relevant fields and holding of periodic exhibitions in Iran and abroad.


Upon his arrival, Director of the British Museum left Tehranfor Isfahan and Shiraz. “Recording a documentary program about Iran for the BBC is one of the main aims of MacGregor from traveling to these two cities. This program will be about Iranian civilization in which some historical attractions of these two historical cities, including Persepolis and Pasargadae in Fars province and historical places of Isfahan will be displayed,” said Kargar to CHN. This is the second visit of the director of the British Museum to Iran.


British Museum is one of the five biggest museums of the world. This museum has had close cooperation with Iran in holding exhibitions and exchanging museum experts. Holding of the exhibition of “Forgotten Empire: the World of Ancient Persia” at the British Museum from 9 September 2005 to 8 January 2006 was one of the most important projects jointly performed by Iran and Britain.


Based on previous agreements between Iran’s National Museum and the British Museum, Cyrus the Great' Cylinder, known as the first Charter of Human Rights dates back to 6th century BCE, which is currently being kept at the British Museum will be lent to Iran’s National Museum for two years to be displayed for Public.






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