Paris’ Louvre director to visit Iran on Sat.

The director of the Paris’ Louvre museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, will arrive in Tehran on Sat. as a part of cultural exchanges and joint projects between Iran’s museums and their foreign counterparts facilitated by nuclear deal.

Visiting Iran after 10 years, Jean-Luc Martinez heads a 7-member delegation to meet and discuss with Iranian officials, including Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism (ICHTO) Masoud Soltanifar and a number of curators, Deputy for Iran’s ICHTO Mohammad Hassan Talebian said on Friday.

Noting that the visit will focus on bilateral cooperation in holding an exhibition of Louvre art works, as well as on inter-museum cooperation, Martinez said Louvre, one of the world’s largest museums, in the French capital inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) in January agreeing upon mutual cooperation in such fields as archeology and local arts.