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Jahan-Nama Museum Reopened

Jahan-Nama Museum ReopenedJahan-Nama Museum Reopened

After seven months of restoration works, Jahan-Nama museum has been reopened, CHTN quoted the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) as saying.

Cultural heritage deputy of the ICHHTO, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian, director general of museums and historical movable properties, Mohammad-Reza Kargar, head of Information, Communication, and Administrative Evolution Center, Alireza Harandi, and manager of Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex, Afarin Emami, attended the reopening ceremony.

Restoration was also undertaken on the museum pieces and artifacts. As part of the revamping operations, information stands were installed; walls were painted; railings for hanging paintings; installation of surface-mount-device (SMD) LED lights; and an information kiosk was constructed within the museum.

Jahan-Nama Museum is part of Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex in north Tehran. It is situated in the western part of Sahebqaranieh palace, and is comprised of four galleries on the ground floor and one in the basement.

The museum showcases prehistoric and contemporary artworks of Iran and elsewhere, including pre-Columbian artifacts; Lorestan bronze works; Amlash potteries; North American artworks, dating back to 1st and 2nd millennia BC; contemporary works by domestic artists such as Sohrab Sepehri, Nasser Oveisi, Faramarz Pilaram, Jafar Ruhbakhsh, Parviz Kalantari, Bahman Mohasses, Sirak Melkonian, Zhazeh Tabatabaee, Mash-Esmaeel, Parviz Tanavoli. Works by foreign artists such as Georges Braque, Paul Gauguin, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Diego Giacometti, Fernand Leger, and Marc Chagall are also on display.

Talebian and the accompanying officials also visited other exhibitions of the complex, including the vessels exhibition in Kooshk-Ahmad Shahi, the medals exhibition, the exhibition of knitted items with ‘Khorshid Khanoom’ (Sun Godess) motif in Sahebqaranieh Palace, and the exhibition of sculptures from five continents.