Starting on 2 October, items from the Drents Museum collection will be on display in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Translation by Traci White
The opportunity to share their collection in Iran came about as an exchange for the “Iran: Cradle of Civilisation” exhibit, which is currently on display in the Drents Museum in Assen. Harry Tupan, the director of the Drents Museum, told Dagblad van het Noorden that the Dutch collection will be only the second exhibit from a European museum in Tehran: the only other museum to have done so is the Louvre in Paris, which is considered one of the best art museums in the world. “We’re very proud of that fact”, Tupan says.
Around 300 items from the Drents Museum’s collection will be on display in Tehran, including artefacts, art nouveau and art deco pieces, and several modern art works. The “Iran: Cradle of Civilisation” exhibit, which opened in July and runs through November, features many items from the Iranian National Museum, including metal works and clay tablets with cuneiform scripts from the Persian empire.