Louvre-Lens Museum to display Qajar works

Based on an agreement between Iran and France which was signed during President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to France, Louvre Museum works will be displayed in Iran National Museum and the Iranian ones will be displayed at Louvre-Lens Museum in France, Iran National Museum Curator Jebreil Nokande told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday.

The Iranian works consisted of three items from National Museum and 15 others from Golestan Palace, he said.

56 works from Louvre Museum are now being displayed at Iran National Museum.

Some works from France, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and India are being showcased in Iranian museum.

The National Museum of Iran is located in Tehran, Iran. It is an institution formed of two complexes; the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the Islamic Era, which were opened in 1937 and 1972, respectively.

The institution hosts historical monuments dating back through preserved ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. It also includes a number of research departments, categorized by different historical periods and archaeological topics.

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