News ID: 211188
Published: 0301 GMT March 06, 2018

Official: Golestan Palace artifacts at Louvre-Lens Museum to shed light on Qajar Era

Official: Golestan Palace artifacts at Louvre-Lens Museum to shed light on Qajar Era

An exhibition of artifacts from the Qajar Era, which will be held at Louvre-Lens Museum, can be a starting point for introducing and appreciating the art of the era to the world, said Masoud Nosrati, director of Golestan Palace complex.

The exhibition, which will feature 19 relics of the Qajar Era, will take place from March 28 and run for three months.

Some 56 artifacts from Louvre Museum from Iran, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and India went on display at the National Museum of Iran for four months from March 5.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that cultural exchanges will help deepen and broaden Tehran-Paris relations and cooperation and such cooperation has increased dramatically in the contemporary century.

"I am very happy to attend such fair on my first visit to Iran leading to further exchanges of political and cultural relations and cooperation between the two countries," he said.

"I would like to appreciate the Iranian government for setting up such fair and hope to witness further expansion of cooperation in other sectors as well as upcoming exhibitions," he added.

   
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