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French Foreign Minister Will Open Louvre Exhibition in Tehran

Only two objects among the selected antiques are Iranian. An axe discovered in Choghazanbil complex in Khuzestan Province and a metal item related to the Iron Age found in Lorestan Province
From left: Louvre Palace, Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the National Museum of Iran in TehranFrom left: Louvre Palace, Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the National Museum of Iran in Tehran

A collection of relics borrowed from the Louvre Museum is to go on show at the National Museum of Iran for three months at an exhibition named ‘Louvre in Tehran’.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in Tehran to inaugurate the event at a ceremony slated for March 5. The event will also be attended by art historian Jean-Luc Martinez who is the president of Louvre Museum, Mehr News Agency reported.
As an outstanding cultural and diplomatic feat for both nations, the exhibition is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Louvre officials in 2016. Its purpose is to introduce the history and culture of different countries to the people of Iran and marks the first collaboration in the history of the two museums.

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