TEHRAN – A museum has been inaugurated for the Iranian press in a building in downtown Tehran adjacent to a religious site named the Tomb of Aqa.
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini attended the opening ceremony of Iran’s National Museum of the Press on Wednesday evening.
The museum is now home to old printing machinery, rare copies of periodicals, handwritten reports, old cameras, old photos and logotypes, and all kind of equipment related to journalism.
The oldest piece of equipment on display is a 100-year old printing press.
The documents on display are also available for visitors and interested individuals for research and study.
The documents on display have been collected from various old Iranian newspapers including Kayhan, the National library of Iran, the Astan-e Qods Razavi Library and Museum in Mashhad, and private collectors.
Speaking in the opening ceremony, Hosseini said that the history of Iran’s press dates back 176 years, and asked all individual Iranians to give copies of old periodicals they are keeping in their homes to the museum for better preservation.
He also requested Iranian cultural attachés in foreign countries to submit periodicals and photos of Iran’s press they have in their centers to the museum.
The museum is located on Molavi St.
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