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Arts, Libraries and Museums

Iranian cities, Esfahan, Mashhad, provincial capitals, Museum of Contemporary Art

Of Iranian cities, Tehran has the largest number of museums, including Iran Bastan Museum (Museum of Ancient Iran), which displays archaeological objects unearthed at Iran's pre-Islamic sites. Tehranís museums also include Abgineh va Sofalineh Museum, a museum of glass art and ceramics with hundreds of chronologically displayed exhibits, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, which specializes in Iranian and international painting and sculpture. Other major museums are located in Esfahan, Mashhad, Qom, and Shiraz. Since 1979 the government has constructed museums in more than 25 provincial capitals. The National Library of Iran, located in Tehran, houses many valuable manuscripts and historical documents. Public libraries exist in hundreds of municipalities.



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Iranian cities, Esfahan, Mashhad, provincial capitals, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shiraz, Qom, sculpture, Public libraries, historical documents, ceramics, government

 
 

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