0839 GMT March 25, 2019
The Persian Gulf Museum of History of Medicine in the southwestern Iranian province of Bushehr was inscribed as the second Iranian medical museum by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
The museum is affiliated to Bushehr Province University of Medical Sciences, added Fatemeh Ahmadi, a member of the executive board of the National Iranian Council of Museums (IRAN ICOM) Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), IRNA reported.
The museum was internationally inscribed by ICOM’s Committee for University Museums and Collections after obtaining official permits and being registered as a museum with the cooperation of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), she said.
“This Bushehr-based institution is the seventh Iranian university museum inscribed by the ICOM.”
Underlining the importance of university museums in the society, Ahmadi said to be inscribed by the ICOM, a museum is required to have an organizational chart in a university and obtain the needed permits from ICHHTO’s Museums Head Office.
Ahmadi listed the Iranian museums earlier inscribed by the ICOM as the National Museum of Medical Sciences History, Teacher Education Museum of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (eastern Iran), Natural History and Technology Museum of Shiraz University (southwest Iran), two museums belonging to the University of Tehran and one owned by K. N. Toosi University of Technology.
Valuable historical artefacts are kept at the Persian Gulf Museum of History of Medicine some dating back to Elam civilization — an ancient Pre-Iranian civilization centered in the far west and southwest of what is now modern-day Iran.