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Life among 3000-year old spirits

Life among 3000-year old spirits

The Iron Age Museum site in Tabriz, Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, was used as a cemetery for 400 years. Presently, it is a main museum in the city, housing artifacts and skeletons discovered in the cemetery dating back to the Iron Age, 3200 years ago.  

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Modern paintings in Niavaran Palace

Modern paintings in Niavaran Palace

On International Museum Day (IMD), tomorrow 18 May 2018, entry to all museums in Iran will be free. The Niavaran Palace complex will also inaugurate an exhibition by modern painters, from Sohrab Sepehri to Behjat Sadr, on the occasion.  

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La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

The Italian La Septima has introduced Tehran in its tourism column as an attractive, touristic city, saying: “Tehran is one of the world’s attractive cities for tourists in an ancient region close to Mesopotamia.”  

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Silence sculptures in Dubai gallery

Silence sculptures in Dubai gallery

Solo exhibition of Kurosh Golnari’s collection of 15 sculptures, entitled "Silence", will open on Saturday, 12 May, in Dubai's 1 × 1 Gallery. The exhibition is the result of the artist's five years of work. This collection explores the character of women in Iranian culture. The study of various characters and the searching process offered in each character is one of the hallmarks of the exhibition.

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A review of Golestan Palace films

A review of Golestan Palace films

The Cinema Museum will host the release of 21 film reels from Mozaffar-e-Din Shah’s time in an event entitled "A review of Golestan Palace films". These are old films that are screened for the first time.  

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International Museum Day

International Museum Day

May 18 is the International Museum Day. On this day, which is on Friday next week, visiting all the museums will be free of charge in Iran and the museums will be open until 22h00.  

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Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

Kiarostami Foundation opens in the US

The Kiarostami Foundation has been set up by Ahmad Kiarostami in the US. Its job is to supervise and publish the cinematic and artistic works of the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. The Foundation has been established by his eldest son who is a US resident.

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Frodon and French films revisited

Frodon and French films revisited

A “French Film Week” is being staged at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) for a third time. Last year this time saw the first of such a week, attended by Jean-Michel Frodon, with the screening of New Wave French films and a movie by the late Abbas Kiarostami. Frodon is revisiting the TMoCA cinematheque again this year, to see through the second French Film Week until 18 April 2018. Meetings of knowledge transfer had been planned for the event, but no concrete news is available on this as of date.  

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“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” will open at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art cinematheque tomorrow with six films from France and the attendance of Jean-Michel Frodon, journalist, critic, historian of cinema, and former editor-in-chief of “Cahiers du cinémas”.  

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