Sunday, 15 September, 2019

Tehran’s Golestan Palace Hosts Louvre Museum director

The director of Paris’ Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, along with a delegation of artistic experts visited Golestan Palace in central Tehran.

Leading a 7-member delegation, Jean-Luc Martinez, arrived in Tehran on Saturday to discuss ways to boost bilateral ties.

Visiting Iran after 10 years, Jean-Luc Martinez plans to meet and discuss with Iranian officials, including Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism (ICHTO) Masoud Soltanifar and a number of curators.

“After ten years, the Louvre president visits Iran to discuss boosting relations and holding exhibitions with Iranian museums,” Iran’s Museums and Historical Properties Office Director Mohammad-Reza Kargar announced in a press release on Saturday.

Martinez and two of his companions will leave Iran on Monday after visiting Isfahan’s historical and cultural sites, he said.

Four members of the delegation will stay in Tehran to continue negotiations with other officials. They will visit Persepolis historical site in Shiraz and the ancient city of Susa before their return to France, he added.

The Louvre and the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization of Iran signed a cooperation document in Paris on January 27, 2016.

The document covers cooperation in various fields including archeology and local arts.

Here are some photos of Martinez’s trip to Golestan Palace in central Tehran, where officials showed the visitors around, before stopping for refreshments in a traditional Persian tea-house.

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Photos Credit: Marzieh Soleimani, Irna

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