Iran, Japan Sign MoU to Preserve Artifacts

Iran, Japan Sign MoU to Preserve Artifacts

Iran and Japan have agreed to cooperate on preservation and restoration of historical artifacts, said Hamid Fadaei, a researcher at Research Center for Conservation of Cultural Relics.
The research center for conservation and restoration of historical monuments, affiliated with the Research Institute of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyoto University’s Advanced Imaging Technology Laboratory.
Based on the MoU, the parties will cooperate in research, conservation and restoration of historical artifacts, IRNA reported.
“The main focus of our joint research will be on conservation and restoration of artifacts,” said Fadaei, who heads the chronometry and environment research group at the research center.
“The studies are aimed at digitization and analytical imaging of historical relics, including textile, rugs, miniature paintings, architectural ornaments, tablets and petroglyphs.”
The information obtained from the research, such as data on colors and pigments will be used to create a database.
Training workshops will also be organized. The purpose of the workshops is to train young researchers.
Kyoto University’s laboratory of documentation and analytical imaging is run by Iranian scientist Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi, who has extensively studied cultural heritage in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and China, among others.

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