Ardebil to launch porcelain and ceramic museum 

April 21, 2020 - 19:24

TEHRAN – The first porcelain and ceramic museum in the northwestern Ardebil province will be launched, said Nader Fallahi, the provincial chief of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department. 

The museum will be established at the Jafar Eslami School, a historical site dating back to Qajar era (1789–1925), Fallahi said on Tuesday, CHTN reported. 

He also noted that the department’s motto for the next Iranian calendar year 1400 (starting on March 21, 2021) will be “Ardebil the City of Museums”, therefore, the department is planning to add more museums to the currently fifteen operating ones. 

Sprawling on a high, windswept plateau, whose altitude averages 3,000 meters above sea level, Ardebil is well-known for having lush natural beauties, hospitable people and its silk and carpet trade tradition, it is also home to the UNESCO-registered Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble.

The province is very cold in winter and mild in summer, attracting thousands every year. The capital city of Ardabil is usually recorded as one of the coldest cities in the country in winter.

Photo: Ardebil Anthropology Museum (Tasnim/ Bahram Adshirinpur)


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