The oldest but incomplete version of Shahnameh (a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi), dating back to 614 AH (after hijra), is kept at Florence Library in Italy and the oldest complete version which goes back to 675 AH is preserved at London Museum in Britain, said Abolfazl Khatibi, a distinguished Shahnameh researcher.
US museums hit hard by the pandemic are selling paintings to bridge revenue gaps, with some going further and using the funds to diversify collections, but critics say the sales betray the institutions’ mission of preserving artwork for the public.
Thousands of pieces of art deemed looted by Dutch colonialists could be returned to their country of origin after the Netherlands’ most famous museums backed a report proposing a wholesale “recognition and rectification of these injustices”.
Although integral to the economy, represented on the Supreme Court and a vibrant force in American culture, the nearly 60 million-strong Latino population in the US is often overlooked in the narrative presented in the nation’s museums, many argue.
Virtual field trips, a dynamic stylus and the digitization of a vast aviation archive are three of the ideas British museums have come up with as a way to future-proof their offering in the face of damaging COVID-19 restrictions.
Museums seem like immortal places, with their august countenances and treasured holdings. Even in our TikTok era of diminishing attention spans, they draw more than 850 million visitors a year in the US, according to the American Alliance of Museums.
Iranian museums, under the auspices of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts, resumed their activities as of July 23, Mohammadreza Kargar, the director of Iran’s Museums and Historical Properties at the Tourism Ministry announced.
Major museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, including the Tate galleries and London’s National Gallery, confirmed reopening dates for the summer. But a new survey indicates that the British public may not flock to them once they throw their doors back open.