Jul 15, 2014, 5:26 PM
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Tehran to host confab on promoting science in museums

Tehran, July 15, IRNA -- The Fourth Conference on Promotion of Science in Museums and Cultural Centers will be held at University of Tehran from November 18 to 19.

Iran's Science and Technology Museum (ISTM) in Tehran will organize the two-day event, English language newspaper Iran Daily is to write on Wednesday.

Jytte Thorndahl, president of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Science and Technology (CIMUSET), will attend the conference.

Mehrdad Vahdati, the head of ISTM, said establishing cooperation among science and technology museums and cultural centers across the country is one of the goals of the event.

The main topics on the conference agenda are cultural institutions and promotion of science, methods and outcomes of promotion of science in museums and cultural centers, the role of museums in education and appreciation of science by youths.

Vahdati added that the oldest object in the museum belongs to Parthian period (about 2,100 years ago). He criticized the lack of space for objects devoted to the museum.

The ISTM, established in 2010, is affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Its main mission is to introduce scientific achievements of Iranians in pre- and post-Islamic Iran.

Experts interested in participating in the conference should send their articles to the secretariat of the event by October 7.

CIMUSET is composed of museum professionals from the fields of science and technology. The committee is not only dedicated to traditional museums of science and technology, largely historical and collection based, but also to contemporary science centers, working primarily to popularize and promote science and technology among children and young people all over the world.