Category: Art
Open-air museum to be set up within Iron Age site

Tehran – An open-air museum will be established on the premises of the ca. 7,000-year-old Qoli Darvish Hill, which is situated in the north-central Qom province. “The first phase of the project involves building an access road and installing metal grating fences along the route of visitors to the Iron Age site,” deputy provincial tourism […]

“The Ashtray” published in Persian 

TEHRAN – American director and writer Errol Morris’s book “The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)” that criticizes the philosophy of Thomas Kuhn has been published in Persian in Tehran. Qoqnus is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Reza Sadeqi. The book was first published in May 2018 by the University […]

“For a Night of Love” at Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – Influential French novelist Émile François Zola’s “For a Night of Love” has been published in Persian. The book translated into Persian by Mahmud Gudarzi has been published by Ofoq in Tehran. The book was originally published in 1883 and an English translation of the book by Andrew Brown was released in 2002. The […]

Moveable properties in Khorasan Razavi made national heritage

TEHRAN –A total of 19 historical moveable properties in Khorasan Razavi province, have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts announced the inscriptions on Wednesday in a letter to the governor-general of the northeastern province, CHTN reported. Ancient potteries, historical Quran manuscripts, wooden doors, tiles, and […]

Cultural elements in Qazvin added to national heritage list

TEHRAN –A total of eight new cultural elements, which are practiced in the northwestern province of Qazvin, have been inscribed on the national intangible cultural heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts on Saturday announced the inscriptions in an official document it submitted to the governor-general of the province, CHTN reported. The […]

Iranian handicrafts: Marquetry

TEHRAN – Marquetry is termed “Mo’araq” in Persian, which literally means “an object with veins”. In terms of handicrafts, Mo’araq is a form of art in which colorful pieces of wood are cut and arranged next to each other on a wooden or polyester background. A variety of woods are used to make marquetry, from […]

Traditional cistern to host permanent handicrafts hub 

TEHRAN – Haj Ali Mohammad Ab-Anbar, which is a traditional mudbrick cistern in the oasis city of Meybod, will be hosting a permanent handicrafts hub, Meybod’s tourism chief has said. Restoration work has been commenced on the Pahlavi era (1925-1979) cistern to have it prepared to host a permanent handicrafts market and workshop when the […]

Researcher predicts U.S. will recognize Iran as regional power 

TEHRAN – A senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore says that Iran is going to be a regional power that is likely to be recognized by the U.S. “In any case, Iran seems to be fast attaining a regional power status that is likely to be recognized […]

“D-Day Girls” introduced to Persian readers

TEHRAN – “D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II” by American writer Sarah Rose has been published in Persian. The book published by Chatrang in Tehran has been rendered into Persian by Maryam Fattagzadeh. The book relates the dramatic, untold true story of the extraordinary […]

Minister inaugurates 28 tourism projects in Fars province

TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Monday inaugurated 28 cultural heritage-and-tourism-related projects in Fars during his visit to the southern Iranian province. The projects worth 7.3 trillion rials (about $173 million at the official rate of 42000 rials) include hotels, apartment hotels, traditional restaurants, agritourism unites, museums, eco-lodge units, and rural guesthouses, and […]

Maestro Rahbari’s latest music to feature Goethe’s Hafez-inspired poetry 

TEHRAN – Maestro Ali Rahbari plans to compose a piece for a poem from German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s West-East Divan composed under inspiration from the Persian poet Hafez. The piece has been commissioned by Naxos Records, a Hong Kong-based German record label specializing in classical music, the Persian service of the ILNA reported […]

What’s in Tehran art galleries

* A collection of paintings by Mohsen Jamali-Nik is on view in an exhibition at O Gallery 2. O Gallery 2 is also playing host to an exhibition of paintings by Alireza Masumi. The exhibitions will run until June 14 at the gallery located at 18 Shahin St., Sanai St. Painting * Art Center Gallery […]

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