International Museum Day: The Advancement Of Learning And Culture – OpEd

May 18 has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and history. Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and libraries. Increasingly, churches and centers of worship have taken on the character of museums as people visit them for their artistic value even if they do not share the faith of those who built them.

Iran to Establish 20 More Tourism Offices Overseas

According to Abedreza Eslami, Iran will establish 20 offices by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ends March 19, 2016) besides the existing tourism information offices already operating overseas.
In late April, the director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Masud Soltanifar announced that Iran will establish ten more tourism information offices in other countries.