News ID: 318294
Published: 1244 GMT November 28, 2021

Historical school-mosque and church in western city of Sanandaj to be turned into museums

Historical school-mosque and church in western city of Sanandaj to be turned into museums
IRNA

Iranica Desk

A school-mosque and a historical church in Sanandaj in west of Iran will be turned into a “mosque-museum” and “church-museum,” respectively, according to Kurdestan Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department.

Describing Kurdestan as one of the historical provinces of the country with many religious and cultural monuments, the head of the department, Yaqub Guylian, told IRNA that the Dar-ol-Ehsan School-Mosque and a historical church of the capital city will be turned into a “mosque-museum” and a “church-museum”.

These two monuments are among the most important cultural capacities of the western city, but their capacities for sustainable urban tourism in religious and cultural fields have not been used well yet, Guylian said.

Museum today has a very extensive and diverse concept, he said, adding that the classical concept of museum refers to a place where only historical objects and items are displayed.

This concept today has given way to a diverse range of functions of modern museums such as specialized museums, eco-museums, and open-air museums, he explained.

One of these types of museums is a “building museum,” which provides the possibility of protection of the monuments as well as public visits in order to introduce significant and valuable buildings and, accordingly, permanent or temporary museums and galleries of art and history can be set up in these building museums, said the head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department.

“Dar-ol-Ehsan School-Mosque, or Jaame Mosque of Sanandaj, was once one of the most important academies in Iran, with an excellent architectural structure and very diverse and exquisite decorations,” he said, adding that the historical church of Sanandaj, with its outstanding architectural design, was once one of the most important urban centers with its associated square.

“We need to take a new look at the prospects of this area and plan to move towards a major change in these cultural sites,” he concluded.

A total of 2,000 works including historical monuments, natural caves, ancient trees, movable heritage, aqueducts, and natural sites have been identified in the province, of which 930 works have been nationally registered.

Among these nationally-registered works are 793 immovable works (including historical works, hills, grounds, and buildings), 29 movable works, 25 natural heritage works, and 93 spiritual heritage works.

 

 

   
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