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  • 01/09/15--13:13: What’s in art galleries
  • Batik/painting/drawing
     
    * Batiks, paintings and drawings by Afshin Chizari are on display in an exhibition at O Gallery.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 13 at the gallery located at 44 Khosro Alley, off Villa Ave.
     
     Drawing
     
    * Seyhun Gallery is hosting an exhibition of drawings by Ali Faramarzi.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 13 at the gallery, which can be found at No. 11, 4th Alley, off Vozara St.
     
    * An exhibition of drawings by Mehdi Shirazi is underway at Homa Gallery.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 19 at the gallery, which can be found at No. 8, 4th Gharbi Alley, Sanaii St., and Karim Khan Blvd.
     
     Photo
     
    * The Gallery No. 6 is playing host to an exhibition of photos by Masih Musavi.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 13 at the gallery located at No. 2, 20th Alley, off Mirzaye Shirazi Ave.
     
    * Photos by Nader Davudi are on display in an exhibition at Golestan Gallery.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 13 at the gallery located at 42 Kamasaii St. in the Darus neighborhood.
     
    * Mehrva Gallery is hosting an exhibition of photo by Mahmudreza Nurbakhsh.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 18 at the gallery located at No. 38, S. Aban Ave. 
     
    Digital art
     
    * An exhibition of digital art organized by Maryam Khansari is currently underway in an exhibition at Haft-Samar Gallery.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 13 at the gallery located at No. 8 Fifth Alley, Kuh-e Nur St., off Motahhari Ave.
     
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  • 01/09/15--13:26: Art news in brief
  • Doha to host Iranian film festival 
    TEHRAN – An Iranian film festival will be held in Doha, Qatar from February 26 to March 2.
     
    A selection of films, including “Age Forty” directed by Alireza Raisian, “Alzheimer” by Alireza Motamedi, “The Sun Shines on Everybody Equally” by Abbas Rafei, “Gold and Copper” by Homayun Asadian, and “Here without Me” by Bahram Tavakoli, will go on screen with Arabic subtitles at the theater of the Hyatt Plaza Mall.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Cinema Organization of Iran Director Hojjatolah Ayyubi has visited a number of ulama in Qom, which home to Iran’s largest Islamic seminary.
     
    Islamic Seminaries of Iran Director Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Hosseini Bushehri, Aemme-ye Athar Fiqh Center Director Ayatollah Mohammad-Javad Fazel Lankarani, and a number of teachers from the Qom Islamic Seminary were among those ulama that Ayyubi met.
     
    He gave a report on films produced over the past year in Iran during his meetings with the ulama.
     
    During the meeting, Ayatollah Hosseinin Bushehri talked about the great influence that cinema has on the society and asked Ayyubi to show more sensitivity to cinema.
     
    Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani expressed his satisfaction with the close connection between Iranian cinema and religion and said that Iranian cineastes should improve their knowledge about religious and Islamic issues.
     
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    TEHRAN – Iranian voice actor Ahmad Rasulzadeh, famous for lending his voice to the characters of Mexican American actor Anthony Quinn in several movies, died at Tehran’s Iranmehr Hospital on Friday. He was 84.
     
    Rasulzaedh had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease over the past few years. 
     
    He had lent his voice to Quinn as Hamza and Omar Mukhtar in Moustapha Akkad’s “The Message” and “Lion of the Desert”.
     
    He also dubbed over Orson Welles’s voice in “The Long, Hot Summer” directed Martin Ritt and “A Man for All Seasons” by Fred Zinnemann.
     
    He also directed the groups of voice actors for “Godfather”, “Ben-Hur” and “The Great Escape”.
     
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Majid Majidi said that his latest movie on the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad (S) seeks solidarity among all Muslims.
     
    Speaking to the media on Wednesday on the set of “Muhammad (S)” near the central Iranian city of Qom, Majidi made the remarks in response to Al-Azhar’s efforts to halt the film’s production.
     
    “We consulted with many Shia and Sunni ulama before and during the production of the film,” he said.
     
    “So we chose a subject of the life of the Prophet (S), in which Muslims have no difference,” he added.
     
    “I am aware of the sensitivities over the life of the Prophet (S)… Today we should introduce the proper perception of Islam to the world and our friends in Al-Azhar should be concerned about the lack of cultural works in this area,” he stated.
     
    Majidi along with a number of the world’s professionals began producing the film, which is the most expensive film project to date produced in Iran, in 2011.
     
    Afterwards, Al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy issued a statement asking Iran to prevent the movie’s release.
     
    “We demand that Iran refrain from releasing the movie, so that an undistorted image of the Prophet can be preserved in the minds of Muslims. We call upon all filmmakers to respect religions and Prophets,” said the statement.
     
    The movies will premiere at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival in Tehran on February 1.
     
    Photo: Director Majid Majidi attends a press conference in the set of his latest film “Muhammad (S)” near Qom on January 7, 2015. (Mehr/Sina Shiri)
     
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  • 01/10/15--11:16: Art news in brief
  • Iranian Quran reciter, memorizer to compete in Qatar contest
     
    TEHRAN -- Quran reciter Hamidreza Abbasi and Quran memorizer Payman Ayazi from Iran will compete in the Kuwait Competition for Memorization & Recital of the Holy Quran.
     
    The competition will be held on March 30 and 31, 2015.
     
    Abbasi and Ayazi has previously been awarded in several international Quran contests.
     
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  • 01/10/15--11:45: What’s in art galleries
  • Photo 
     
    * Works by Australian documentary photographer Benjamin Ball is on display in an exhibition at Tehran’s Shelman Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 14 at the gallery located at 27, Kavusi Alley, West Rudbar St., Mirdamad Blvd.
     
    * An exhibition of photos by Fariborz Mirkabiri is underway at Atbin Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 20 at the gallery located at 42 Khakzad Alley, Parkway Intersection, off Vali-e Asr Ave.
     
    * Aran Gallery is displaying photos by Dadbeh Basiri.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 22 at the gallery located at 12 Dey Alley, North Kheradmand St., off Karimkhan Ave.
     
     
    Drawing
     
    * A collection of drawings by Maryam Kheiri is on show in an exhibition at Dey Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 16 at the gallery located at 130 Atefi St. off Vali-e Asr Ave.
     
    * An exhibition of drawings by Fatemeh Bozorgi is underway at Arte Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 19 at the gallery located on Molla Sadra St., Vanak Square.
    Painting 
     
     
    Painting
     
    * Paintings by Kamyar Sadeqi are on display in an exhibition at Shila Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 14 at the gallery located at 2 Gilan Alley, off Vali-e Asr Ave. near Taleqani Ave.
     
    * Peyman Gallery is playing host to an exhibition of paintings by Alireza Nasehi.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 17 in the gallery located at 8, Sepahan Alley, Vaziripur St., in the Mirdamad neighborhood. 
     
    * A collection of paintings by Reza Panahi is on display in an exhibition at Mah Gallery. 
     
    The exhibit runs until January 27 at the gallery, which can be found at 26 Golestan Blvd., off Africa Ave.
     
    Woodwork 
     
    * Farhad Erazi is displaying his woodworks in exhibition at Aqili Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will continue until January 15 at the gallery located at 12, Simay-e Iran St., in the Shahrak-e Gharb neighborhood.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran is invited to a book fair, which is annually held by Tunisia’s International Board of Books for Young Children – TUNiBby.
     
    The invitation was extended by TUNiBby President Wafa Thabet Mezghani at Iran’s pavilion at the 25th Doha International Book Fair on Friday, the Institute for Cultural Exhibitions of Iran announced in a press release on Saturday.
     
    She also met the director of the institute, Amir-Masud Shahramnia, at the book fair. During the meeting plans were discussed to hold mutual cultural and art exhibitions and workshops and cultural tours.
     
    Established in 2012, TUNiBbY is the Tunisian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, which is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland.
     
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    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges’ “Cartas del Fervor”, which contains his letters to friends, has been published in Persian in Tehran.
     
    The book was unveiled during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday. 
     
    Translator Najmeh Shobeiri, who is also the director of the Spanish Language Department of the Translation Office of the Art Bureau, Saed Meski, the director of the publisher of the book Meshki Publications, and writer and critic Amir-Ali Nojumian attended the ceremony. 
     
    The book contains unpublished letters that Luis Borges sent to his friends Maurice Abramowicz and Jacobo Sureda over the nine years between 1919 and 1928.
     
    “The beautiful book is worth reading several times,” Nojumian said during a short speech at the ceremony.
     
    “Letters of an author portray a significant aspect of the author, actually the important aspect of his character that is not observed in his works,” he added. 
     
    “Luis Borges has had problems with a stable identity during his life and tried to break and question his ego. There has been no sign of a smooth identity in his life, and I dare say works by Borges reveal conversations between different egos existing within his personality,” Nojumian stated.
     
    According to publisher Saed Meshki, the book required four years to be published.
     
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran is cataloging Persian and Islamic manuscripts kept at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg.
     
    So far, over 1000 titles have been registered by Persian manuscript expert Hossein Mottaqi, who has been assigned by Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) to catalog the books, the ICRO announced in a press release on Saturday. 
     
    He began listing the books in early December in 2014. The Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Moscow also supports the project.
     
    He shares his experiences during this task and explains about the manuscripts of the institute on his personal website on basatin.kateban.com.
     
    Over 4000 Persian and Islamic manuscripts are kept at the institute as well as the National Library of Russia, the Saint Petersburg State University and the Central State Historical Archive of St. Petersburg.
     
    The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (IOM) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), formerly the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is a research institute in Saint Petersburg that houses various collections of manuscripts and early printed material in Asian languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan and Tangut.
     
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  • 01/10/15--11:16: Art news in brief
  • Iranian Quran reciter, memorizer to compete in Qatar contest
     
    TEHRAN -- Quran reciter Hamidreza Abbasi and Quran memorizer Payman Ayazi from Iran will compete in the Kuwait Competition for Memorization & Recital of the Holy Quran.
     
    The competition will be held on March 30 and 31, 2015.
     
    Abbasi and Ayazi has previously been awarded in several international Quran contests.
     
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  • 01/10/15--11:45: What’s in art galleries
  • Photo 
     
    * Works by Australian documentary photographer Benjamin Ball is on display in an exhibition at Tehran’s Shelman Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 14 at the gallery located at 27, Kavusi Alley, West Rudbar St., Mirdamad Blvd.
     
    * An exhibition of photos by Fariborz Mirkabiri is underway at Atbin Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 20 at the gallery located at 42 Khakzad Alley, Parkway Intersection, off Vali-e Asr Ave.
     
    * Aran Gallery is displaying photos by Dadbeh Basiri.
     
    The exhibition runs until January 22 at the gallery located at 12 Dey Alley, North Kheradmand St., off Karimkhan Ave.
     
     
    Drawing
     
    * A collection of drawings by Maryam Kheiri is on show in an exhibition at Dey Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 16 at the gallery located at 130 Atefi St. off Vali-e Asr Ave.
     
    * An exhibition of drawings by Fatemeh Bozorgi is underway at Arte Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 19 at the gallery located on Molla Sadra St., Vanak Square.
    Painting 
     
     
    Painting
     
    * Paintings by Kamyar Sadeqi are on display in an exhibition at Shila Gallery.
     
    The exhibit runs until January 14 at the gallery located at 2 Gilan Alley, off Vali-e Asr Ave. near Taleqani Ave.
     
    * Peyman Gallery is playing host to an exhibition of paintings by Alireza Nasehi.
     
    The exhibit will run until January 17 in the gallery located at 8, Sepahan Alley, Vaziripur St., in the Mirdamad neighborhood. 
     
    * A collection of paintings by Reza Panahi is on display in an exhibition at Mah Gallery. 
     
    The exhibit runs until January 27 at the gallery, which can be found at 26 Golestan Blvd., off Africa Ave.
     
    Woodwork 
     
    * Farhad Erazi is displaying his woodworks in exhibition at Aqili Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will continue until January 15 at the gallery located at 12, Simay-e Iran St., in the Shahrak-e Gharb neighborhood.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iran is invited to a book fair, which is annually held by Tunisia’s International Board of Books for Young Children – TUNiBby.
     
    The invitation was extended by TUNiBby President Wafa Thabet Mezghani at Iran’s pavilion at the 25th Doha International Book Fair on Friday, the Institute for Cultural Exhibitions of Iran announced in a press release on Saturday.
     
    She also met the director of the institute, Amir-Masud Shahramnia, at the book fair. During the meeting plans were discussed to hold mutual cultural and art exhibitions and workshops and cultural tours.
     
    Established in 2012, TUNiBbY is the Tunisian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, which is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland.
     
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    TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges’ “Cartas del Fervor”, which contains his letters to friends, has been published in Persian in Tehran.
     
    The book was unveiled during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday. 
     
    Translator Najmeh Shobeiri, who is also the director of the Spanish Language Department of the Translation Office of the Art Bureau, Saed Meski, the director of the publisher of the book Meshki Publications, and writer and critic Amir-Ali Nojumian attended the ceremony. 
     
    The book contains unpublished letters that Luis Borges sent to his friends Maurice Abramowicz and Jacobo Sureda over the nine years between 1919 and 1928.
     
    “The beautiful book is worth reading several times,” Nojumian said during a short speech at the ceremony.
     
    “Letters of an author portray a significant aspect of the author, actually the important aspect of his character that is not observed in his works,” he added. 
     
    “Luis Borges has had problems with a stable identity during his life and tried to break and question his ego. There has been no sign of a smooth identity in his life, and I dare say works by Borges reveal conversations between different egos existing within his personality,” Nojumian stated.
     
    According to publisher Saed Meshki, the book required four years to be published.
     
     
    RM/YAW
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    TEHRAN -- Iran is cataloging Persian and Islamic manuscripts kept at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg.
     
    So far, over 1000 titles have been registered by Persian manuscript expert Hossein Mottaqi, who has been assigned by Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) to catalog the books, the ICRO announced in a press release on Saturday. 
     
    He began listing the books in early December in 2014. The Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Moscow also supports the project.
     
    He shares his experiences during this task and explains about the manuscripts of the institute on his personal website on basatin.kateban.com.
     
    Over 4000 Persian and Islamic manuscripts are kept at the institute as well as the National Library of Russia, the Saint Petersburg State University and the Central State Historical Archive of St. Petersburg.
     
    The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (IOM) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), formerly the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is a research institute in Saint Petersburg that houses various collections of manuscripts and early printed material in Asian languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan and Tangut.
     
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    TEHRAN – Thirteen popular novels from world literature have recently been published for young adult readers in Iran.
     
    The Parseh Publishing House is the publisher of the books, which were translated by Parvin Adib and Armin Hedayati.
     
    The books are “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, “Around the World in Eighty Days” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Verne and “The Coral Island” by R. M. Ballantyne.
     
    “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë, “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, “The Swiss Family Robinson” by Johann David Wyss, “King Solomon’s Mines” by H. Rider Haggard, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain and “What Katy Did” by Susan M. Coolidge are the other books published.
     
    The books were previously published in Persian by other translators. 
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to musician and composer Mostafa Kamal Purtorab, famous for his book “Theory of Music”, during a ceremony at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation on Saturday.
     
    The ceremony was attended by a number of literati including Managing Director of Bokhara Ali Dehbashi, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Music Office Mohammad Sarir, and musicians Nader Mashayekhi, and Davud Ganjeii.
     
    Speaking at the ceremony, Sarir praised Purtorab for his efforts over the past 70 years to train students who are seriously active in the field of music now.
     
    “Most of those who are currently active in music were either directly or indirectly his students,” he added.
     
    He called Purtorab one of the distinguished musicians of the country who relied on national music, and who used world music as a tool for him to develop and promote national music.
     
    Composer Nader Mashayekhi who was once the conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra, expressed his gratitude to his master Purtorab for giving him the courage to pursue the activity he liked.
     
    House of Music Director Hamidreza Nurbakhsh said in his short speech that he regarded Purtorab a clear example of a fine man in different moral, academic and artistic aspects, and said “Purtorab is a good symbol in all dimensions”.
     
    He added that the master has made lengthy efforts to develop the academic education of the members of the House of Music.
     
    Purtorab expressed his thanks to organizers of the event and asked the officials to pay due attention to the academic education of young musicians.
     
    The book “Theory of Music” has been published by Cheshmeh Publications.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Twelve films by directors from Germany, France, Hungary, and the Netherlands are scheduled to be screened at the 4th Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran from January 13 to 15.
     
    Among the highlights of the lineup is “The Fly”, which won Hungarian animator Ferenc Rofusz an Academy Award for short animation in 1981. The festival also will screen Rofusz’ “Gravity” (1984)
     
    In addition “Glass”, a 1958 short documentary film by Dutch director Bert Haanstra, which won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959, will be screen at the festival. The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands.
     
    Haanstra’s “Zoo” (1962) also will be shown during the festival.
     
    The lineup also comprises seven French films, including “Ego” (2006) by directors Louis Blaise, Thomas Lagache, and Bastien Roger, “The Death of Tau” (2002) by Jérome Boulbès, “Ombre portée” (1988) by Marianne Visier.
     
    “Timpe Te” by German directors Claus Oppermann and Daniel Schreiber will also be reviewed at the event, which will take place at the Iranian Artists Forum.
     
    Over 70 films from Iranian directors will also be competing in the festival.
     
    The Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival was established by shortfilmsupport.com, an Iranian website, which is promoting independent short films and documentaries. 
     
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    TEHRAN -- Veteran Iranian actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz and the cinematographer Hossein Jafarian will be honored during the 33rd Fajr Film Festival.
     
    The festival will honor two veteran artists for their achievements in Iranian cinema, festival secretary Alireza Rezadad said during a press conference on Sunday morning.
     
    Jafarian worked as the director of photography for the acclaimed films “About Elly” by Asghar Farhadi, “Gold and Copper” by Homayun Asadian, and “Che” by Ebrahim Hatamikia.
     
    Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, 84, has played several memorable roles in Iranian cinema. Among his credits are “Mother” and “Love-Stricken” by Ali Hatami. 
     
    “We also plan to honor the owners of some film laboratories,” he added.
     
    He said that three separate books will be published on the honorees.
     
    A total of 29 theaters and 13 cinematic complexes will host the festival, which will be held from February 1 to 11, he said.
     
    Majid Majidi’s “Muhammad (S)” will premiere at the opening ceremony of the festival on February 1.
     
    Twenty four films will compete in this edition of the festival and 11 movies will premiere in the New Vision section, which is dedicated to screening works from first-time filmmakers.
     
    “Sweet Taste of Dream” by Kamal Tabrizi, “I am Diego Maradona” by Bahram Tavakkoli, “The Fish’s Death” by Ruhollah Hejazi and “The Long Goodbye” by Farzad Motamen are among the competitors.
     
    Director Amir-Hossein Asgari’s anti-war drama “Borderless”, Hamidreza Qotbi’s social drama “Rending a Garment”, and Soheila Golestani’s social drama “Two” starring Parviz Parastuii are among the films, which will go on screen at the New Vision section of the festival.
     
    This is first time the national section of the festival will be held independently of the international competition section and at a different time.
     
    The international section of the festival will be held from April 25 to May 2.
     
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    TEHRAN -- A life-sized silicon statue of Mirza Taqi Khan Farahani (1807-1852) known as Amir Kabir, the chief minister of the Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah, was unveiled at the Museum of Luminaries of Tehran’s Milad Tower.
     
    The ceremony was attended by the director of the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) Reza Salehi-Amiri, and Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Director Masud Soltanifar, the Persian service of MNA reported on Sunday.
     
    Salehi-Amiri called Amir Kabir the symbolic national capital of the Iranian nation.
     
    “Amir Kabir is regarded a charismatic character in the history of Iran, and despite the impression he made in his time, he was effective over the course of years,” Salehi-Amiri added.
     
    “The significant attributes of Amir Kabir were his thoughts and decisions which moved beyond his time,” he said.
     
    He established Dar-ul-Fonun, the Iranian polytechnic institute, in 1851 and was the pioneer in establishing modern education in Iran.
     
    Soltanifar in his brief speech talked about the historical and cultural identity of Iran.
     
    “It is our duty to showcase the cultural and historical identity of Iran over the past years in order to show that Iran has been influential on other civilizations in the world,” he concluded.
     
    The statue has been made by sculptor Alireza Khaqani, whose large collection, comprised of statues of a number of contemporary Iranian luminaries, are on permanent display in the museum.
     
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