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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.

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.

Fair to present Iranian books in Malay
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:28:30 GMT
Malay translation of Iranian children books is to be offered at the 30th international book fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Iran rejects Louvre Museum claims
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:34:17 GMT
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.

Tehran book fair to host 4,000 publishers
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:14:38 GMT
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.

Tehran to hold classic car exhibition
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:38:54 GMT
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.

Isfahan Art School goes abroad
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:24:24 GMT
“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.

Iran ensemble to perform in Sweden
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:57:56 GMT
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.

Australia to display Iranian animation
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:05:22 GMT
The animation Parasite by Iranian director, Omid Khoshnazar, will be showcased at the Melbourne International Animation Festival in Australia.

US honors Keykhosrow Pournazeri
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 15:12:57 GMT
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.

UNESCO questions Iran in bridge collapse
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:33:44 GMT
UNESCO has demanded an explanation about the collapse of the Gargar Bridge located at Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Iran's southern Khuzestan Province.

Syrian contest awards Iranian cartoonist
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:24:11 GMT
The 7th edition of Syria International Cartoon Contest has granted its Special Prize to Iranian artist Sadeq Baqeri for his work on plastic surgery.

Gandhi thanks Iran for Sa'adi Award
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:52:37 GMT
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.

Collector claims to have new Sa'adi book
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:32:11 GMT
An Iranian collector and university professor claims to have an unknown book written by the world-renowned medieval Persian poet, Sa'adi Shirazi.

Iran donates Farshchian book to Sweden
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:57:02 GMT
Iran's Cultural Office in Sweden has donated a book of paintings by Iranian master miniaturist Mahmoud Farshchian to the Stockholm Public Library.

Cyrus Cylinder leaves Iran
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:39:23 GMT
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.

Iran names Astrid Lindgren nominees
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:22:28 GMT
Iran's Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has nominated two writers for the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Iran to hold Intl. Persian Gulf Festival
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:39:13 GMT
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.

Iran, UK museums to expand cooperation
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:51:35 GMT
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.

Tehran orchestra finds new conductor
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:24:29 GMT
Veteran Iranian musician and instrumentalist Nader Mortezapour has been appointed as the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

Iran attends intl. Georgia tourism fair
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:39:03 GMT
The 13th Caucasian international tourism fair has kicked off in the Georgian capital Tbilisi with 180 organizations participating, including tourism companies from Iran.

Iran opens largest regional museum
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:23:28 GMT
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.

Intl. musicians to perform in Tehran
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:34:47 GMT
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.

Lalejin, Faenza declared sister cities
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:46:43 GMT
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.

Dubai to exhibit Samadzadegan paintings
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:47:19 GMT
The United Arab Emirates is scheduled to mount an exhibition of paintings by award-winning Iranian artist Behrang Samadzadegan in the city of Dubai.

Konya to exhibit Persian manuscripts
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:17:24 GMT
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.

CHIPP awards Iran's Hossein Fatemi
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:12:44 GMT
Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi has been awarded by the 2010 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) for his pictures of Afghan victims of landmine.

Persian manuscript sells for $12m
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 04:40:09 GMT
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.

Spain to unveil Iran's Khayyam statue
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:47:46 GMT
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.

Iran unveils Khayyam book carpet
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 06:49:22 GMT
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.

Tehran exhibits wax figure collection
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 05:19:00 GMT
Tehran's Niavaran Historical and Cultural Complex has launched an exhibition of wax figures on loan from St. Petersburg's Museum of Wax Figures.

Tajik museum unveils Ferdowsi statue
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:45:28 GMT
The National Museum of Tajikistan has unveiled a statue of the world-renowned Persian epic poet Ferdowsi created by Iranian artist Afshin Esfandiari.

Iran severs ties with Louvre Museum
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:43:02 GMT
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.

Iran musician restoring old instruments
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:49:19 GMT
Iranian musician Majid Nazempour says he is planning to restore and display a number of old and forgotten Persian instruments in the near future.

'Iran to set a model for region, world'
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 04:52:15 GMT
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.

Iran to offer Tajikistan cultural products
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:36:00 GMT
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.

Bulgaria marks Persian New Year
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 04:19:20 GMT
Bulgaria has organized a cultural ceremony as an effort to introduce the Persian New Year (Nowruz) festivities in the capital city of Sofia.

Iran wins appeals court in relic row
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:33:42 GMT
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.

Intl. ensembles mark Nowruz in Tehran
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 03:55:04 GMT
International ensembles partake in programs held on the sidelines of the second International Nowruz Celebrations in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Tehran issues Nowruz declaration
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:22:14 GMT
The second International Nowruz Celebrations has wrapped up in Iran with a declaration of peace, justice and compassion for the people of the world.

Russia to exhibit Fatemi photos
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:07:11 GMT
Russia is slated to hold a photo exhibition on Afghanistan, showcasing works by Iranian photojournalist Hossein Fatemi in the capital city of Moscow.

Iran Nowruz gifts go to regional leaders
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:52:31 GMT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has presented Nowruz gifts to his Turkmen and Tajik counterparts Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Emomali Rahmon.

'Nowruz can strengthen natl. identity'
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 23:02:46 GMT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon have highlighted the key role of Nowruz as a means to strengthen national identity.

Tehran to host intl. Nowruz celebrations
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:28:40 GMT
Iran's second International Nowruz Celebrations will kick off at Tehran's Vahdat Hall, hosting top officials from Persian-speaking countries.

Iran to unveil two giant puppets
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:24:29 GMT
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.

Iran, Lebanon discuss cultural ties
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:29:47 GMT
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.

Regional heads to attend Nowruz festival
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:10:00 GMT
Presidents of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Iraq will take part in an international Nowruz festival hosted by Iran.


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