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Oldest copies of Shahnameh kept at Italian and British museums
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.
Top 10 museums to visit in Iran
What are the best museums of Iran that you shouldn't miss visiting? The list below is prepared by to introduce the top 10 museums which will leave you speechless.
Should museums sell treasured works?
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.
UK museums, galleries ‘fighting for survival’, Art Fund says
Museums and galleries are “fighting for survival” amid the current lockdown, a UK national charity warned.
Dutch museums vow to return art looted by colonialists
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”.
American Latino museum awaits US Senate review
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.
UK museums turn to innovation to keep doors open amid pandemic
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.
One-third of US museums may not survive the year, survey finds
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 reopen after one-week hiatus
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.
Museums in Tehran closed again amid fears of surge in COVID-19
The museums in Iran’s capital Tehran were closed for the second time as of July 14 for one week, said the director general of the Museums and Mobile Historical Assets.
Nearly half of British public feels unsafe returning to UK museums after reopening: Report
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.

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