News ID: 206574
Published: 0301 GMT December 20, 2017

Official: British Museum to display Islamic works

Official: British Museum to display Islamic works

The British Museum's director Hartwig Fischer said that Islamic works will be displayed at the museum next year.

He made the statement in a meeting with the Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage Research Center, ISNA reported.

This is the first time the museum allocates two of its big galleries to works of one religion, Fischer said.

The upcoming exhibition aims to house the artworks of countries in which Islam prevails as well as to display their similarities.

Fischer added that the museum aims to focus on cultural relations between different countries.

“The museum’s motto is ‘a museum of the world, a museum for the world’”, he said, highlighting the cultural relations between peoples and nations.

He also talked about maritime communication of India with Middle East, Far East, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Beheshti said that museums should first focus on different countries’ culture and then consider their commonalities.

Historical museums are places for displaying how and where different countries have been formed, he noted.  

The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.

 

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