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Three Munich museums restitute nine Nazi-looted artworks to their heirs
The art collectors Julius and Semaya Franziska Davidsohn became victims of a major Nazi art theft by the Gestapo on a fateful day in Munich in the fall of 1938. The childless couple were arrested and taken to a concentration camp and their possessions were seized. But today, the Davidsohns’ heirs gathered in the southern German city to receive nine works of art stolen from their ancestors more than 80 years ago. The paintings, casts, and engravings had been held by three of Munich’s state museums until new research revealed the artworks’ dark history.
ICHHTO head: Museums places for cultural cooperation
Museums are the most important places in the world for cultural exchanges, said the head of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) on Sunday.
More Iranians interested in visiting museums
The number of people visiting Iranian museums will witness a 10 percent rise until the end of Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019) and will reach almost 24 million, compared to the last year’s figure which stood at 21 million, Mohammad-Reza Kargar, Director General of the Museums and Mobile Historical Assets said.
Dinosaur fossil collectors ‘price museums out of the market’
Leading US paleontologists are calling for a worldwide halt to the sale of vertebrate dinosaur fossils. The booming market for specimens, driven by their popularity with wealthy private collectors, including Hollywood stars, is pushing up prices and putting them out of reach of museums and scientists, they say.
Cultural official: Countries seek to launch permanent museums in Iran
A number of countries requested to let them launch permanent museums in Iran, said the deputy director of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization's (ICHHTO).
Official: Iran’s museums keep three million objects
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.
Tehran Museums, treasure trove of antiquities
The Iranian capital, Tehran, is home to several attractive museums which draw large numbers of visitors every day.
Record visitors to Malta museums but numbers don't reflect tourist arrivals
The surge in tourist arrivals this year was not reflected in the number of people visiting museums and heritage sites, according to Heritage Malta, despite a record year in attendances.
German museums report 2.5 million drop in visitor numbers in 2016
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.
Louvre reopens after flooding, as cost of rain damage mounts
The Louvre and the Orsay — the premier museums of Paris — reopened after an emergency closure last week to move masterpieces to higher ground during the city's worst flooding in decades.
Paris museums close as Seine nears 30-year high
Paris' Louvre and Orsay museums shut their doors in a race to move art treasures from their basements, as the River Seine Saturday neared its highest level in more than three decades.
Iran’s museums free to visitors on May 18
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.
British museums welcome Fuller's maps
An artist who creates intricate hand-drawn maps had his work accepted by three national permanent collections.
Three London museums totaled more visitors than Venice
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.
ICHHTO to launch more museums next year
By Fatemeh Shokri & Farzam Vanaki

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