20 May 2019 - 20:16
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25 million people visit museums last year

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - Director General of Museums Department announced that 25 million people visited the museums of the country last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019).

Mohammad Reza Kargar said at a meeting on the occasion of the World Museum Day and the commemoration of the Cultural Heritage Week, 'We cannot consider the development of a society merely as launching a museum by the government. Costing Billions of rials for museum creation by the government are not considered social development and its material facilities are not there.'

He announced a 250 percent increase in the establishment of nongovernmental museums, and said that there are currently 129 private museums in the country. In recent years, we are witnessing a movement in which people are interested in the cultural heritage, museums and history of the homeland, and are keen on cooperating in the mentioned fields.

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