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Iran, Germany to Expand Cultural Ties

Iran, Germany to Expand Cultural TiesIran, Germany to Expand Cultural Ties

Iran and Germany have reached bilateral agreements on cultural cooperation, which includes holding exhibitions and training courses in relevant subjects.

Representatives of both countries will sign an official agreement in two months, CHTN reported.

Museums play an important role in promoting the culture, art and civilization of a nation to the world. The educational value of museums cannot be overstated as they not only familiarize the citizens of a country with their nation’s past, but also provide a window to different parts of a country for those who cannot travel, according to Mohammad Reza Kargar, director general of Museums and Historical Moveable Properties at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

Kargar pointed to negotiations with Reins Wolf, director of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, and said Germany will host an exhibition on prehistoric Iran in 2017. The exhibition will showcase Persian art and history prior to the advent of the Achaemenid era.

In return, the National Museum of Iran will host an exhibition on Germany. Kargar did not elaborate on what the exhibition will entail.

Training courses on museum management and specialized workshops on technical matters such as lighting will also be held, according to preliminary agreements.

Kargar said bilateral cooperation will lead to expanded ties and strengthen international relations.

“The Germans have voiced willingness to share their experience and expertise with Iran to prepare the ground for further collaboration.”