February 06, 2018 10:51
News ID: 1174

(Persia Digest) – The “Louvre Museum in Tehran” Exhibition will open at the Iran National Museum on 5 March 2018.

Jebreil Nokandeh, Iran National Museum President, announced: “The exhibition comprises over 50 works from the ancient civilizations of West Asia, Europe, and North Africa, including those of the Sumer, Assyria, Hittite, ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It also includes a collection of paintings and printmaking and etching by prominent European artists, such as Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.”

He added: “This collection has been selected from eight halls at the Louvre and will be showcased in Tehran in the four groups of 1) The birth of a collection, 2) The birth of a Museum, 3) Dreams of globalization, and 4) A living museum on show.”

He reiterated: “Many of the works are from the main halls of the Louvre. The best-known among these is the Sphinx statue made of basalt from the time of the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, Hakour, on display at the Soleil Hall in the Louvre.”

Persia Digest reports that the exhibition will run until 8 June 2018 at the Iran National Museum.

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