ICOM President to Celebrate Intl. Museum Day in Tehran

The president of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Hans-Martin Hinz, will attend a ceremony to mark International Museum Day, which will be held at the National Museum of Iran on May 18.

On this occasion, Hinz will send a message to ICOM national committees and member museums from Tehran, the event secretary, Ahmad Mohit-Tabatabaei, announced.

The official website of Iran’s ICOM national committee will be launched and the country’s best museum will be introduced during a meeting on May 18 at the National Museum of Iran, he said.

He also said that an ICOM office will be opened in the city of Shiraz during Hinz’s stay in Iran.

The National Museum of Iran will also convene meetings on museums and disabled people, museums and children, museums and documents, and museums and architecture, all to be held on May 23 and 24 in various Tehran museums.

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day with a theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes.

The Advisory Committee of ICOM, the only organization of museums and museum professionals with a global scope, organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month.


See photos from the event here.