Two halls on Islam at the British Museum

Two halls on Islam at the British Museum
ID : N-888 Date : 2017/12/23 - 20:41

(Persia Digest) – Following a visit by the British Museum President to Iran and the National Iranian Museum, the decision was announced to dedicate two large halls to the religion of Islam at the Museum in London.

When Hartwig Fischer met with Seyed Mohammad Beheshti, the Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center of Iran, Fischer talked about the activities of the British Museum regarding its collections on Iran and said: “We intend to dedicate two large halls to Islam next year. This is the first time a space is reserved for “religion” at the Museum.

He explained that this was aimed at giving a general idea of countries where Islam was the main religion. He said this would be a permanent exhibition showing similarities in the cultures of Islamic countries.

He added: “The British Museum is focused on cultural relations between nations. For instance, one of our strategic programs is to hold an exhibition in Mumbai on relations between Iran and India and to hold a seminar on the subject in London.”

Fischer continued by saying that the slogan for the British Museum was collecting from the wider world for the world and spoke of the cultural links between nations, ethnic groups, and societies from millennia to decades ago, and India’s maritime route to the Middle East, Far East, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

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