Foreign Ministry complex to be annexed to National Museum

Foreign Ministry complex to be annexed to National Museum
ID : N-1858 Date : 2018/06/04 - 11:12

(Persia Digest) – The Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran has announced: “If the cabinet approves new premises for the Foreign Ministry, the entire complex will be annexed to the National Museum.”

Persia Digest reports that the buildings belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are not only of heritage and historic value, they are also home to numerous artifacts. Also, more than tens of thousands of priceless artifacts have been stored in the National Museum due to a lack of space to display them.

President Khatami’s cabinet approved the annexation during his second term in office. After nearly fifteen years, whispers are heard that the current FM, Javad Zarif, is also favorable to such a move if suitable spaces are allocated to the Ministry.

Head of the Cultural Heritage Organization, Ali-Asghar Munesan, emphasized that the district in which the Ministry is located is a historic part of the city fabric in the capital, and added: “The transfer of the complex to the Organization would be an unprecedented event and can be turned into a popular touristic district.”

He added: “Even the transfer of building no 9, which is unused at the moment, to the Organization will be a huge event.”

Munesan reiterated: “The next step would be finding new premises for the Foreign Ministry if the plan is approved by the cabinet.”

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