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Iran unveils Shia shrine designs
Mon, 02 May 2011 13:43:19 GMT
Iran has unveiled the designs created for the shrine of the third Shia Imam during a ceremony with veteran Iranian miniaturist Mahmoud Farshchian.
Iran donates Farshchian book to Sweden
Farshchian's latest painting unveiled
Farshchian collection to be published
Iran's Farshchian to unveil 'Kowsar'
Iranian films go to Cannes market
Mon, 02 May 2011 09:58:12 GMT
Five movies have been added to the Iranian cinematic productions list to be offered in the 2011 Cannes Film Market.
Iran commemorates Persian Gulf Day
Sun, 01 May 2011 04:04:05 GMT
Iran has marked the national Persian Gulf Day to protect the waterway's cultural and historical identity, serving as one of the important symbols of national identity.
Iran unveils largest PG sand map
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:24:08 GMT
Iran has unveiled the world's largest Persian Gulf sand map created by a group of artists on the colorful beach of the country's southern island of Hormuz.
Rohani to compose PG symphony
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:35:37 GMT
The world-renowned Iranian composer and conductor, Shahrdad Rohani is set to compose a symphony to eternalize the Persian Gulf as an Iranian waterway.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:28:30 GMT
Fair to present Iranian books in Malay
Malay translation of Iranian children books is to be offered at the 30th international book fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:34:17 GMT
Iran rejects Louvre Museum claims
Iran's National Museum has rejected claims made by France's Louvre Museum about the lack of an agreement on holding exhibitions in Tehran and Paris.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:14:38 GMT
Tehran book fair to host 4,000 publishers
The 2011 edition of Tehran International Book Fair will host about 4,000 Iranian and international publishers at the capital city's Grand Prayer Grounds.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:38:54 GMT
Tehran to hold classic car exhibition
The Automobile Club and Tourism Center of Iran is planning to mount an exhibition of classic cars at Tehran's Arg-e Azadi Cultural Complex.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:24:24 GMT
Isfahan Art School goes abroad
“Isfahan Art School” will be showcased both in Venice Art exhibition and Rotterdam Museum as part of the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:57:56 GMT
Iran ensemble to perform in Sweden
Iran's Lian ensemble, led by Mohsen Sharifian, is planning to perform regional music to mark the National Persian Gulf Day in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:05:22 GMT
Australia to display Iranian animation
by Iranian director, Omid Khoshnazar, will be showcased at the Melbourne International Animation Festival in Australia.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 15:12:57 GMT
US honors Keykhosrow Pournazeri
San Francisco has granted a certificate of honor to Iranian musician and Tanbour virtuoso Keykhosrow Pournazeri after he held a concert with the Shams ensemble.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:33:44 GMT
UNESCO questions Iran in bridge collapse
UNESCO has demanded an explanation about the collapse of the Gargar Bridge located at Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Iran's southern Khuzestan Province.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:24:11 GMT
Syrian contest awards Iranian cartoonist
The 7th edition of Syria International Cartoon Contest has granted its Special Prize to Iranian artist Sadeq Baqeri for his work on plastic surgery.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:52:37 GMT
Gandhi thanks Iran for Sa'adi Award
President of the Indian National Congress says Sa'adi's poetry transcends the boundaries of nations and the passage of time to embrace all humanity and cultures.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:32:11 GMT
Collector claims to have new Sa'adi book
An Iranian collector and university professor claims to have an unknown book written by the world-renowned medieval Persian poet, Sa'adi Shirazi.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:57:02 GMT
Iran donates Farshchian book to Sweden
Iran's Cultural Office in Sweden has donated a book of paintings by Iranian master miniaturist Mahmoud Farshchian to the Stockholm Public Library.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:39:23 GMT
Cyrus Cylinder leaves Iran
Iranian officials bid farewell to the Cyrus Cylinder after the seven-month exhibition of the Achaemenid relic at Iran's National Museum came to an end.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:22:28 GMT
Iran names Astrid Lindgren nominees
Iran's Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has nominated two writers for the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:39:13 GMT
Iran to hold Intl. Persian Gulf Festival
ran is planning to hold the first International Cultural and Artistic Persian Gulf Festival in an attempt to protect the waterway's cultural and historical identity.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:51:35 GMT
Iran, UK museums to expand cooperation
The British Museum says it is ready to loan items from ancient Persia and other civilizations to be exhibited at the National Museum of Iran.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:24:29 GMT
Tehran orchestra finds new conductor
Veteran Iranian musician and instrumentalist Nader Mortezapour has been appointed as the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:39:03 GMT
Iran attends intl. Georgia tourism fair
The 13th Caucasian international tourism fair has kicked off in the Georgian capital Tbilisi with 180 organizations participating, including tourism companies from Iran.
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:23:28 GMT
Iran opens largest regional museum
Iran has opened its largest regional museum in the city of Zahedan to introduce the culture and historical background of the country's southeastern area.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:34:47 GMT
Intl. musicians to perform in Tehran
Iranian and western musicians are scheduled to hold a joint concert in the Iranian capital to perform a selection of pieces composed by Iranian maestro Ali Radman.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:46:43 GMT
Lalejin, Faenza declared sister cities
Iranian city of Lalejin and Italy's Faenza, both known for their glazed pottery, have been named sister cities during a seminar held in Iran's Hamedan Province.
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:47:19 GMT
Dubai to exhibit Samadzadegan paintings
The United Arab Emirates is scheduled to mount an exhibition of paintings by award-winning Iranian artist Behrang Samadzadegan in the city of Dubai.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:17:24 GMT
Konya to exhibit Persian manuscripts
Turkey will hold an exhibition of Persian manuscripts in the city of Konya where the world-renowned Persian Sufi poet Mowlavi has been laid to rest.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:12:44 GMT
CHIPP awards Iran's Hossein Fatemi
Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi has been awarded by the 2010 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) for his pictures of Afghan victims of landmine.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 04:40:09 GMT
Persian manuscript sells for $12m
A page from a 16th-century Persian manuscript has sold for 7.4 million pounds ($12 million), an auction record for any Islamic work of art.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:47:46 GMT
Spain to unveil Iran's Khayyam statue
Spain's Complutense University is set to unveil a statue of Omar Khayyam in an effort to honor the world-renowned Persian polymath and poet.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 06:49:22 GMT
Iran unveils Khayyam book carpet
Iranian craftsman Mehdi Rajabzadeh has designed a selection of poems by Persian polymath Omar Kayyam in the form of a carpet book in 90 pages.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 05:19:00 GMT
Tehran exhibits wax figure collection
Tehran's Niavaran Historical and Cultural Complex has launched an exhibition of wax figures on loan from St. Petersburg's Museum of Wax Figures.
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:45:28 GMT
Tajik museum unveils Ferdowsi statue
The National Museum of Tajikistan has unveiled a statue of the world-renowned Persian epic poet Ferdowsi created by Iranian artist Afshin Esfandiari.
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:43:02 GMT
Iran severs ties with Louvre Museum
Iran says it has severed all ties with the Louvre Museum because the French art center has not shown any commitment to the promises it made.
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:49:19 GMT
Iran musician restoring old instruments
Iranian musician Majid Nazempour says he is planning to restore and display a number of old and forgotten Persian instruments in the near future.
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 04:52:15 GMT
'Iran to set a model for region, world'
Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini says Iran can serve as a model for the region and the world by drawing on its potentials.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:36:00 GMT
Iran to offer Tajikistan cultural products
Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has announced a plan to set up a permanent exhibition of books and cultural products in Tajikistan.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 04:19:20 GMT
Bulgaria marks Persian New Year
Bulgaria has organized a cultural ceremony as an effort to introduce the Persian New Year (Nowruz) festivities in the capital city of Sofia.
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:33:42 GMT
Iran wins appeals court in relic row
A US federal appeals court has overturned a lower court order that authorized seizure of Iran's Achaemenid-era artifacts in the University of Chicago.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 03:55:04 GMT
Intl. ensembles mark Nowruz in Tehran
International ensembles partake in programs held on the sidelines of the second International Nowruz Celebrations in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:22:14 GMT
Tehran issues Nowruz declaration
The second International Nowruz Celebrations has wrapped up in Iran with a declaration of peace, justice and compassion for the people of the world.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:07:11 GMT
Russia to exhibit Fatemi photos
Russia is slated to hold a photo exhibition on Afghanistan, showcasing works by Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi in the capital city of Moscow.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:52:31 GMT
Iran Nowruz gifts go to regional leaders
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has presented Nowruz gifts to his Turkmen and Tajik counterparts Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Emomali Rahmon.
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:02:46 GMT
'Nowruz can strengthen natl. identity'
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon have highlighted the key role of Nowruz as a means to strengthen national identity.
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:28:40 GMT
Tehran to host intl. Nowruz celebrations
Iran's second International Nowruz Celebrations will kick off at Tehran's Vahdat Hall, hosting top officials from Persian-speaking countries.
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:24:29 GMT
Iran to unveil two giant puppets
Iranian artists are slated to unveil two giant puppets during a ceremony organized to mark the World Theatre Day in the capital city of Tehran.
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:29:47 GMT
Iran, Lebanon discuss cultural ties
Lebanon's culture minister has announced Beirut's readiness to set up a joint ministerial committee to draw up action plans for cultural cooperation with Iran.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:10:00 GMT
Regional heads to attend Nowruz festival
Presidents of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Iraq will take part in an international Nowruz festival hosted by Iran.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 06:30:35 GMT
Persian carpets praised at Domotex Asia
Persian carpets have been well received at the 2011 edition of Domotex Asia/Chinafloor exhibition held in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:40:22 GMT
Iran cultural week starts in Tajikistan
The first cultural week of the Islamic Republic of Iran has kicked off in Tajikistan in an effort to introduce Persian art and culture.
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:32:42 GMT
'Iran-Tajikistan cultural ties a must'
Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini says cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds between Iran and Tajikistan call for stronger ties.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:02:02 GMT
'Nowruz, an incentive to build unity'
Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu says Nowruz highlights the significance of strengthening unity among Muslim people across the world.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:19:53 GMT
'Nowruz fosters unity among nations'
Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei says Nowruz celebrations held by many countries can bring about unity and forge cultural bonds among nations.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:51:23 GMT
Tehran exhibits rare coin collection
Iran's Reza Abbasi Museum is slated to unveil a collection of Islamic and pre-historic coins, showcasing them as part of its permanent coin collections.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:48:51 GMT
Berlin exhibits 'Shahnameh' manuscripts
Berlin has mounted an exhibition of
manuscripts and miniature paintings, to introduce the Persian literary masterpiece to the world.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:16:38 GMT
Sotheby's to auction Persian books
Sotheby's will auction rare
manuscripts from a collection of Islamic and Indian Art assembled by the late connoisseur and collector, Stuart Cary Welch.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:59:07 GMT
'Nowruz reinforces regional solidarity'
As many countries celebrate the first day of spring and the renewal of nature, deputy head of Iran's Presidential Office says Nowruz strengthens national and regional solidarity.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 02:34:35 GMT
Iran president extends Nowruz message
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated all Iranians around the world on the occasion of the new Iranian calendar year.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:24:33 GMT
New Iranian calendar year begins
The new Iranian calendar year 1390 has begun and all the Iranians around the globe are celebrating their biggest cultural and national event, Nowruz.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:14:06 GMT
Nowruz, Persian day of rebirth
Spring is considered by many nations as a symbol of rebirth when flowers bloom and nature casts a green spell of fresh vitality.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 09:07:46 GMT
Iran to host international Nowruz events
Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini says Tehran will host the international Nowruz festival with the presence of the heads of regional states.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:01:17 GMT
Bahrain downs Iran's iFilm channel
Bahrain has interrupted the broadcast of Iran's Arabic-language entertainment channel iFilm, following the violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the country.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:06:44 GMT
US galleries celebrate Nowruz
The Freer and Sackler galleries have held ceremonies to celebrate the upcoming Persian New Year (Nowruz) which marks the first day of spring.
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