Iranian museums preserve three million historical and cultural objects, the director of museums and historical properties at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said on Wednesday.
The number of visits to German museums fell by 2.2 percent in 2016 from the previous year, with museums focused on art and cultural history bearing the brunt of the decline, according to the German Museums Association.
All museums across Iran will offer free admission to visitors on May 18, which marks World Museum Day and the first day of Cultural Heritage Week, said the director general of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for Museum Affairs.
In St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal, Venice has some of the world's recognizable tourist attractions. But the Italian city was eclipsed in terms of visitor numbers last year by just three London museums — the Victoria and Albert, Natural History Museum and Science Museum.
Shiraz in the southern province of Fars is the spiritual home of Persian arts. It should come as no surprise that Shiraz houses a number of excellent museums and galleries, showcasing the best of Iranian history and culture such as exquisite carpets, handwritten volumes of Qur’an, historic houses and Achaemenid weapons.