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Thursday May 16, 2019 20:5890

Iran Cinema Museum to offer free entry on Intl. Museum Day

Iran Cinema Museum is to offer free entry on the International Museum Day.

The Iran Cinema Museum in Tehran has scheduled to offer free entry on the International Museum Day.

Organized and celebrated by worldwide community of museums on and around May 18 each year, the Film Museum of Iran along with other museums in the country celebrate International Museum Day with free admission.

International Museum Day has been celebrated worldwide since 1977, highlighting the importance of museums and the challenges they face.

Cinema Museum of Iran at the Ferdows Garden, north of the Iranian capital of Tehran features exhibits on Iranian cinema in a 19th-century building.

Over 2,500 trailers from 1931 up to present are played. A collection of national and transnational awards along with certificates of the Persian movies are also in public display; most of which are post-revolutionary honors.

Almost 8,000 books on movies as well as 400 scenarios are in exhibit, additionally. Moreover, about 3,000 state documents and records, contracts, property files etc. exist in the museum.

The museum’s visual archive, currently, is made up of 1,000 Iranian films besides 500 trailers.

The press works include 500 volumes of magazines, whose oldest dates to 1930.

The building features interesting architecture and gardens. With coffee shops, library and stores in the quarters, it sounds a remarkable entertainment spot in the city.

Among nearby attractions are Saadabad Palace, Darband, Tajrish Bazaar, and Imamzadeh Saleh pilgrim site.