A building and history burned to the ground
One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.
Iran and Italy cooperate on Takht-e Jamshid restoration
In the field of documentation and protection and restoration of the works and monuments of Takht-e Jamshid (the throne of Jamshid) world heritage and its cultural visage, Iran cooperates with Italian specialist restorers of historical monuments.
Winged Iranian man remains in Pasargad
A two and a half meter relief of a winged Iranian human is not going to be moved from the Achaemenid area of Pasargad. His position has been fixed and according to the director of Pasargad World Heritage Base, a complete preservation work in a very principled way is carried out in accordance with international standards.
Urmia Lake revived in association with FAO
The Urmia Lake Restoration Committee in association with FAO has initiated the revival of the Lake as a joint project. The project aims to benefit from global expertise to support national efforts for the revival of Lake Urmia over a four-year period. The funding will be provided by the Japanese government.
Emergency restorations in Kermanshah
In a visit to the historic sites of the Kermanshah earthquake-stricken areas, the Deputy of Cultural Heritage of Iran said emergency restorations to damaged historic buildings in Sarpol-e Zahab and Ghasr-e Shirin will begin tomorrow.
Noriyuki Haraguchi “Oil Pond” lives on
Noriyuki Haraguchi, Japanese artist, was at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art today, 21 October 2017, forty years after unveiling his “Oil Pond” here. The artist’s work had been in need of repairs, which has now been carried out and it is back on display.
Restoration of ancient sites
The former chief of cultural heritage, Massoud Soltanifar, had said that only three percent of ancient sites in Iran have been registered and 97% still remained unprotected. Presently, the new chief of the Organization, Munesan, has said that he has a program for restoring these sites.
Azadi Tower landmark restored to health
The old symbol of Tehran and its famous landmark, Azadi Tower, holds a special place in the collective memory of Iranians. It has been restored back to health recently after many years of standing proud in Azadi Square.