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Cultural Ties With China to Expand

Cultural Ties With China to ExpandCultural Ties With China to Expand

Iran and China will sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on Silk Road tourism and hold exhibitions in the two countries. Speaking to ISNA, Seyyed Ahmad Mohit Tabatabaei, International Council of Museums’ representative for Iran, said the preliminary agreement was reached on the sidelines of the 24th General Conference of ICOM (July 3-9) in Milan, Italy. “The agreement will be signed and finalized in September in China,” he said. Created in 1946, ICOM is a worldwide organization of museums and museum professionals, which is committed to promoting and protecting natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

With more than 35,000 members in 136 countries, the ICOM network is made up of museum professionals from a wide range of museum- and heritage-related disciplines. “Results and feedbacks of our collaborations will be published in Persian and Chinese,” Tabatabaei said. “ICOM should act as a mediator between the two sides, connecting people and museums, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and information.”