Kids in Tehran go to museums to listen to tales, so the story goes

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Seven museums in Tehran host cultural events in which the public, children and adults alike, are being told tales in what is meant to encourage people to develop book reading habits.

Khabaronline filed a report on Wednesday November 12 on concerted efforts by the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center to celebrate the National Week of Book and Book Reading in Iran and cultivate the habit of book reading, saying that several museums in the capital will host book reading events as of November 15. What comes below is the translation of that report:

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center is to implement a “Seven Museums, Seven Tales” plan as of Saturday [November 15] to mark the national Book and Book Reading Week.

The plan which is to be carried out in seven museums in the capital aims to promote book reading and introduce [Iran’s] legends and myths as a symbol of oral and intangible heritage.

It also intends to create more attractiveness in museums and revive the art of storytelling.

Creative instructors of storytelling and members of Children’s Book Council will come together in seven museums, namely Iran’s Post Museum, National Museum of Iran, Golestan Palace Museum, Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran Peace Museum, Moghadam Museum and Bagh-e-Negarestan [Complex] to host Iranian children and their parents as well as other guests between November 15 and 21.

The plan will make good use of various attractive methods of storytelling among them: reading out loud, creative plays, and musical storytelling.

The stories are picked according to the congenial atmosphere of museums and cultural heritage sites for children of any age.

For the project to get off the ground, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has cooperated with the library and document center, and the research and training center for children and teenagers at the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center.

The museums will open their doors to visitors at 11:00 a.m. local time and all those story lovers can attend the cultural event.

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