Mohammad Hassan Talebian, Deputy Head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization, told Mehr News that the exhibition of 425 pieces of Iranian historical and valuable objects scheduled for display in Germany on 13 April is especially important since the two cases of Iran's Lut desert and the Persian Qanats were inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List in August; “the theme of the exhibition is water and desert and it was important to us to introduce these two cases on the international scene,” he added.
“We are currently in talks with a number of European countries such as France, Germany and UK for organizing an exhibition of their antiquities in Iran,” he said.
He went on to add, “the exhibition of a number of antique pieces from the Louvre Museum will be definitely hold in Iran. Our experts are expected to visit France soon in order to choose the pieces for display in Tehran.”
The display of a number of antique pieces from the prestigious French museum in Iran is in line with an agreement signed between Iran’s National Museum and the Louvre last April.
According to Talebian, insurance issues are the only obstacle to having more exhibitions of this kind in Iran.