The heads of the national museums of the two countries discussed the need to develop inter-museum cooperation.

This has been organized by the Iranian Cultural Center in Russia, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Cultural Cooperation and Affairs of Iranians Abroad.

Director of Iran’s National Museum Jebrael Nokandeh, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Ehsan Aqaei, Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Russia Qahreman Soleimani, and Director of the Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky attended the online meeting.

The participants noted the efforts to strengthen and develop interactions between the museums of the two countries and create an appropriate platform for joint cultural events.

They also expressed the hope that these meetings would be held periodically.

The meeting also focused on holding online exhibitions due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The subject of Iranology was also emphasized as one of the important branches of study in Russian museums.

Nokandeh emphasized that the National Museum of Iran is willing to expand cooperation between the two countries.

Referring to an exhibition held in 1973 in the Museum of Ancient Iran of Sassanid masterpieces which belong to the Hermitage Museum in Moscow, Nokandeh expressed the National Museum of Iran’s readiness to continue this long-standing cultural relationship.

Source: Iran Daily