TEHRAN,Young Journalists Club (YJC) - French Louvre Museum plans to showcase over 50 of its antiquities and artefacts in Tehran in an exhibition entitled “Louvre in Tehran” in early March.
The exhibition which is a unique example of cooperation between Louvre Museum and National Museum of Iran is a step in line with an agreement signed between Louvre Museum and Cultural Heritage of Iran during Rouhani’s 2016 visit to Paris.
Louvre Museum new director Jean-Luc Martinez is attending the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
French embassy in Iran said that the move is a great example of activated cultural and scientific ties between the two countries.
An Iranian cultural heritage official said the exhibition includes a collection of over 50 works from ancient civilizations in Western Asia, Europe and North Africa, including the Sumerians, Assyrians, Hittites, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks and Romans.
“A collection of paintings, designs and lithographs from the works of great European artists such as Eugene Delacroix and Camille Corot would be put on show,” said Jebrael Nokandeh, Director General of the National Museum of Iran.
“This collection has been selected from eight sections of the Louvre Museum and would be presented to the visitors in four main sections titled Birth of a Collection, Birth of a Museum, Dream of Globalization, and A Live Museum,” Tasnim said.
Nokandeh added that many of the works have been selected from the main Louvre halls noting that one of the most prominent of these works is the statute of Sphinx.
The exhibition will be open to the public until June 8 at the National Museum of Iran.
Earlier, Tehran hosted an exhibition of ancient Armenian relics. South Korea also plans to hold an exhibition of its antiquities in Iran.