Iran museums reopen after year-long COVID break

Iran reopened museums in Tehran and other cities on Sept. 19 after a more than year-long closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Museums in Tehran and other large cities that are no longer red-coded, meaning the risk of contracting the virus was very high, reopened on Sept. 19," the director of Iran's museums, Mohammad-Reza Kargar, told AFP.

MP Weber asking PM Citu to secure public funds for urgent conservation the UNESCO heritage in Romania

MP Mihai Weber, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Relations with UNESCO, is calling on Prime Minister Florin Citu and the relevant ministers to allocate at the budget revision the funds necessary for the urgent conservation of UNESCO's heritage in Romania.

ICR: Exhibition with 835 exceptional artifacts, from 39 Romanian museums, opened in Madrid on September 30

The exhibition "Archaeological Treasures of Romania. Dacian and Roman Roots," coordinated by the National Museum of Romanian History (MNIR), bringing together 835 exceptional artifacts from the collections of 39 museums in Romania, will open on September 30 at the National Museum of Archeology in Madrid.

Master woodworker wants to open museum for his collection

Bekir Başar, a retired woodworker living in the northwestern province of Sakarya, wants the antiques he has collected over the years to be transferred to future generations at a museum.

Having been interested in collecting antique items since his childhood, the 58-year-old Başar started to collect antiques by visiting vintage dealers, scrap dealers and flea markets all over Turkey.