Iran’s culture minister said that mending manuscripts, books and ancient journals is a precious and lasting act.
Ali Jannati made the statement during a visit to Tehran’s Malek Museum on Sunday.
“Experts in this field are great artists, who can receive orders for mending works from foreign countries as well,” Jannati added.
“Malek National Library and Museum Institution is home to historical works which are parts of our country’s history and civilization.”
The library is located in downtown Tehran at Mashq Square, which is home to several Qajar era monuments.
The building and almost all its artifacts were donated by the Qajar era tradesman Hussein Malek, to the guardianship of the shrine of Imam Reza (AS) to be converted into a museum and library.