The 2017 ICOM ASPAC - International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Alliance – meeting has kicked off in Chabahar this morning to discuss the management of crises in museums and ratify decisions made in a previous meeting.
Iran’s Head of Tourism has named sea tourism as an important part of travel, and said: “Thus far, Iran has not expanded its sea tourism despite its waterways, although the rest of the world has been forging ahead.”
Ten feline species have lived in the nature of Iran, two of which are now extinct – the lion and the tiger. As reported by Shargh newspaper, of the eight remaining species, the largest is the Iranian leopard and the smallest is the sand cat or Felis margarita. Due to a lack of prey, over-hunting, poisoning, and habitat degradation, most Iranian cats are now endangered or on the verge of extinction.
The Director of the Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Tehran province has announced that four buildings, namely Niavaran Palace, Vahdat Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Carpet Museum of Iran are scheduled to be proposed for registration at the Memory of the World International Register meeting.
The Cultural Attaché of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Spain, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art and the local government of Extremadura, have organized a photo exhibition entitled "Travel to Persia" which opened yesterday 29 October 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Badajoz.
Naghsh-e Rajab is one of the most beautiful ancient rock carvings in Iran which is within reach of Persepolis 3kms away in Shiraz. Once you are there, you will see the massive carvings to the right of the Shahi Road, a main road built here 25 centuries ago to connect Susa in Persia to Sardis in Lydia.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between the IR of Iran and the Republic of Korea in the south, an exhibition of selected Iranian metal arts will be staged in association with the S Korean Embassy.
The oldest ship remaining in Urmia Lake ran aground here in WWII. It had the task of carrying passengers back then and had been left idle by the side of Sharafkhaneh Pier; but no more; it is now planned to be housed at the Urmia Marine Museum.
Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure.
Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.
Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”
Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”