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Islamic Art Exhibit at Mashhad’s Khorasan Grand Museum

Khorasan Grand Museum in Mashhad Khorasan Grand Museum in Mashhad

Khorasan Grand Museum in the shrine city of Mashhad, capital of Khorasan Razavi Province, will host an exhibition of Islamic art and civilization for six months.

In 2012, the General Conference of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) held in Baku, selected Mashhad as the capital of the Islamic World in 2017, ISNA reported.

To mark the occasion, the museum will inaugurate the exhibition ‘Iranian Art and Civilization in 14 Centuries of Islamic Era’ on January 24. It will run for six months.

The exhibition is a joint project between National Museum of Iran, Sa’dabad Palace Museum, Golestan Palace World Heritage Center, Carpet Museum of Iran, Qu’ran Museum, Reza Abbasi Museum, Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran in Tehran, and the Mashhad museum. 

A total of 163 historical artifacts will be on show, 59 of which are loaned by the National Museum of Iran.

Khorasan Grand Museum is tasked with promoting the historical heritage of Khorasan region, in particular of Nishapur County, Tous ancient city and Dargaz County located in the northeastern province.

The general conference of ISESCO convened its first session in 1983 in Casablanca. Tehran hosted the 8th conference in 2003, and the 12th was held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan Republic. 

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