Moin’s daughter criticizes municipality for neglecting father’s museum

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) -- Mahdokht Moin said that District 14 of Tehran has not fulfilled its promise to convert the residence of Persian literature scholar Moin into a museum.

Tehran Municipality bought Mohammad Moin’s residence and the adjacent house that belongs to his father-in-law Amir Jahed, a renowned Iranian musician, in 2004 to establish the Moin museum at its own expense.


However, the municipality turned it to a cultural center entitled Qadir. None of Moin’s paraphernalia except some household furniture are currently in the house. 


Tehran Municipality turned a part of the residence into a kindergarten and Qadir Cultural Center has not been transferred from here to another location,” she commented.


The Municipality demolished the wall that was between Moin’s residence and his father-in-law Amir Jahed’s which was not agreed to, she said.


“I am not against holding a few literary sessions as are currently being held at the residence but some activities being held in this place are in conflict with the proper use of a literary facility,” she added.


She went on to say that the municipality’s officials claimed that they will solve the problems and they are trying to make plans to introduce Mohammad Moin and his achievements but they have yet to achieve this.


Born in Rasht in 1914, Mohammad Moin was the first to graduate from Tehran University with a doctoral degree in Persian literature.


Professor Moin was well known for his Persian dictionary, which he compiled in collaboration with Dehkhoda. He was also head of the Literature commission at the International Congress of Iranology. He died in 1971 and was buried in Astaneh Ashrafieh, Gilan.


His house is located on Bayazid Bastami St. in the Chaharsad-Dastgah region.





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