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Iran is one of the countries taking an active part in events foreseen for Paris week of foreign cultures from 26 September to 2 October. The week is organised by the forum of foreign cultural institutes in Paris (FICEP), bringing together some 38 cultural centers and institutes.
With a 167 % raise in its export value of handicrafts, Iran has gained 51,250,000 dollars from the trade during the first four months of the year.
A senior cultural analyst said the incoming Iranian government will be put to a “big test“, particularly in the cultural arena.
President Mohammad Khatami said on Monday that Iran’s cultural strategy should be based on protection rather than restriction and prohibition.
The sum of 170 billion rials has been allocated for the construction and upgrading of Iran’s museums, the director of museums of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organisation announced on Monday.
Iran’s cultural heritage is facing almost unquantifiable damage from an ambitious programme of dam building.