An art exhibition titled, ‘Qajar Ceramics – Bridging Tradition and Modernity,’ featuring a total of 78 artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries is underway at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) in Kuala Lumpur.
The building which houses Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran was built 90 years ago upon the order of Ahmad Qavam (Qavam-ol-Saltaneh), the premier of Qajar King Ahmad Shah as a personal lodging (residence-cum-office). The building in which glass and clay works are on display is situated in a garden spread over 7,000 square meters and was used by Qavam himself until 1953 CE.
Iran's tile and ceramic industry has a nominal production capacity of 561 million square meters and rank fourth in the world, said the director general of the Industries, Mines and Trade Ministry's Office for Mining Industries.
The First International Conference on Tiles, Ceramics and Sanitaryware (ICTS) will be held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in cooperation with the Iranian Ceramic Society (ICerS) and Iranian Ceramic Producers Syndicate (IRCPS), the secretary of the conference said.