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Plans to Launch Maritime, Handicrafts Museums

Plans to Launch Maritime, Handicrafts MuseumsPlans to Launch Maritime, Handicrafts Museums

Two dilapidated buildings in Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, are slated to be restored to operate as maritime and handicrafts museums.

“The administrative building of Khorramshahr Port is set to serve as a maritime museum and the old building of the Iranian Red Crescent Society will showcase local handicrafts,” said the head of Khuzestan’s office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

Speaking during his visit to the old port building, Khosrow Neshan added that the museum will play a key role in protecting the country’s historical heritage, Mehr News Agency reported.

There are more than a thousand maritime museums in the world while Iran has only one each in Bushehr, Noshahr and Chabahar.

Neshan said this shows how far behind we are.

“We must focus on restoring the building and modifying its architectural features so it can serve as a museum, and then work on expanding across the country,” he said.

The plan of establishing the handicrafts museum in the old IRCS building had also been submitted to the provincial ICHHTO that began negotiations with the Arvand Free Zone Organization and reached agreements to implement the plan in the form of a joint project.

“ICHHTO’s Handicrafts Department will supply the objects and equipment, and AFZO has agreed to restore the building,” said Neshan.

Both projects will be launched as soon as the budgets are allocated.