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France’s Musée du Louvre to hold exhibition at Iran’s National Museum in 2018

Photo: National Museum of Iran in Tehran on May 1, 2015. The building was designed by French architect Andre Godard in the early 20th century. OPIS Zagreb /

France’s Musée du Louvre will exhibit works from its collection at Iran's National Museum in Tehran, Yannick Lintz, director of the French institution's Islamic Art department told Salaam Gateway.

The exhibition is scheduled to open before the next Persian New Year Nowruz that starts around March 21, according to Lintz who is one of the project's curators. 

Citing Iran's Director of Museums and Historical Properties Office, state news agency IRNA reported last week the exhibition will run for four months and show pieces from the Louvre related to Egyptian and Ancient Greek civilisations as well as some artworks from France.

This will be the first time the French institution will exhibit any works from its collections in Tehran.


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