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Authorities plan to launch dedicated museum in Tehran

TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts is seeking to launch a special museum dedicated to Tehran province. On Monday, Deputy Tourism Minister Ali Darabi pointed out that Tehran needs a special museum to especially portray its rich history and heritage. Darabi made the remarks during a meeting with Tehran Mayor Alireza […]

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Starbucks Korea donates Han Yong-un’s handwriting to mark Independence Day

Starbucks Korea CEO Song Ho-seop (second from right) and National Trust for Cultural Heritage Chairman Kim Jong-kyu (third from right) pose for a photo after a ceremony for deliver a handwriting of Manhae Han Yong-un to Deoksugung Palace in Seoul. (Starbucks Korea) Starbucks Korea announced on Sunday that it had donated a calligraphy by Manhae […]

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Iranian police seize ancient relics of smuggler

TEHRAN – A total of seven historical objects were recently confiscated from a smuggler in Andika, in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, a senior police official in charge of cultural heritage protection said. Recovered from the smuggler’s house, the objects date back to the pre-Islamic era, Ramin Maknavi said, ISNA reported on Wednesday. A bronze […]

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Baloch needlework on display at Ministry of Tourism

TEHRAN – Sets of Baloch embroidery, handcrafted by residents of Iran’s Sistan-Balochistan province, have been displayed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism in Tehran. The week-long exhibition features personal ornaments, women’s clothing and home furnishings, to name a few, CHTN reported. Sewing (Souzan-douzi in Persian) is a very common […]

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Andhra Pradesh week begins at India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Apart from showcasing commercial attractiveness, the state will also showcase its cultural heritage to the global audience through the India Pavilion. Andhra Pradesh Week will end on February 17. The State Floor at the Pavilion was inaugurated by Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Minister of Commerce and Information Technology, Government of Andhra Pradesh, together with Dr Thani […]

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The Legacy and Influence of the Song Dynasty on Chinese Art

The Song Dynasty (960-1279) royal court prioritized the humanities, turning to people’s inner emotions and the minimalist artistic style that were evident in the remaining crafts and artworks. The minimalist genre has influenced today’s artisans who attempt to emulate the millennial style and show off the ancient aesthetic through art and craft. At the start […]

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Isfahan Pavilion Delights Visitors With Free Untold Story Tours

TEHRAN – In a different approach, visitors to the Isfahan pavilion of the 15th Tehran International Tourism Fair are offered free virtual tours with the help of trained guides who shed light on the untold stories of the ancient Iranian city. The Leaning Tower of Isfahan, newly discovered historical places, Golden Hall, European Consulate, pre-Edison […]

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sco: Varanasi joins the race to become the tourism and cultural capital of Sco for India | Varanasi News

Varanasi: With its centuries-old cultural heritage recognized worldwide, Kashi has joined the race to become the tourism and cultural capital of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).Possibilities in this regard have multiplied with the research of a record of cultural and tourist places in Kashi by the Ministry of External Affairs (MoEA). In accordance with the […]

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Global Youth Readers officially unveiled

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About January 22Chinese Silk Road Festivals – Spring Festival Fair was launched in Kuala Lumpur and beijing simultaneously via video link. The event was attended by Lin Liying, chairman of China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd. ; Song Qiang, Executive Director (Chairman) and Editor-in-Chief […]

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31 tourism projects inaugurated in northern Iran

TEHRAN – A total of 31 tourism-related projects worth 209 billion rials ($741,000) were implemented in the northern province of Golestan in the first nine months of Iran’s calendar year in course (March 21-December 21, 2021), the provincial tourism chief announced. “The projects have supported the development of tourism,” CHTN said on Monday, citing Rahman […]

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More than 800 people trained as craftsmen at Ardabil

TEHRAN – More than 800 people have been trained as artisans in the northwestern province of Ardabil in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21), said a local tourism manager. “A total of 850 people attended short-term craft training courses at Ardabil during the first nine months of the […]

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Pakistan Pavilion inaugurated at Dubai International Expo

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan pavilion showcasing a range of potentials in various sectors of the country was inaugurated at the Dubai Expo on Sunday. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Afzal Mahmood opened the pavilion at the mega-exhibition, a press release posted here. Besides a large number of visitors, investors and officials from various departments, the […]

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Underground city added to the national heritage list

TEHRAN – The underground city of Sefidshahr, along with six other properties in Isfahan province, have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts announced the inscriptions on Saturday in separate letters addressed to the governor general of the central province, CHTN reported. Khajeh Naein, Tehranchi and […]

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Emirates news agency – Sarah Al Amiri visits Honduran and Botswana pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, December 19, 2021 (WAM) – Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technologies, visited the Honduran and Botswana pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Minister was briefed on economic and investment opportunities, and reviewed strategies and projects aimed at encouraging investment and business development, especially in the areas of technology and […]

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Launch of the Documentation, Conservation and Revitalization of Textile Traditions of Central Mali Project

U.S. Embassy in Mali Press statement N °: 14-EN Bamako, Mali, December 16, 2021 US Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins joined Mr. Andogoly Guindo, Minister of Crafts, Culture, Hospitality and Tourism, for a launch ceremony for the 2021 State Ambassadors Fund project -Unis for the preservation of culture on textiles in central Mali. Ambassador Hankins said: […]

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Arabic calligraphy inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list

Published on: 12/14/2021 – 6:36 PMAmended: 12/14/2021 – 6:34 PM Dubai (AFP) – UNESCO on Tuesday added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, applied to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, […]

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Iran and European Commission draw up 7-year plan

The Board of Directors of the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism met and spoke with experts from the Directorate General of International Partnerships of the European Commission at Golestan Palace in Tehran. Also, some officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the meeting which was held on Sunday. The meeting mainly […]

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Indigenous relics, historical documents on display in southern Iran

TEHRAN – A cultural heritage exhibition featuring indigenous relics, crafts and historical documents from Hormozgan province is currently underway in southern Iran. Entitled “Hormozgan Through History”, the three-day event also highlights various archaeological excavations carried out across the province. Bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south and bounded by the […]

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In letter to UNWTO, Iran says ready to host 10th World Urban Tourism Summit

A general view of the Milad Tower in the Iranian capital of Tehran The mayor of Tehran, Alireza Zakani, wrote to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), expressing the willingness of the Iranian capital to host the 10th World Summit on Urban Tourism of the specialized agency of the United Nations. Iranian officials met with UNWTO […]