UNESCO Comes to Iranian City of Isfahan

A05165292.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- UNESCO is organizing three events in Isfahan to promote the development of high quality cultural and creative industries in Iran.

International experts will come to the glorious city in central Iran to table ideas with the potentiality to enhance marketing and protecting the designs of the cultural industries.

The October 4 event will see top experts from various countries join Iranian officials in an attempt to promote high standard traditional arts and crafts in an environment-friendly and responsible way.

An international jury will then convene on October 5-7 to determine the various products worthy of receiving the UNESCO Award of Excellence for 2008, press tv reported.

The jury will evaluate sixty-eight Central Asian and 157 Iranian products. The submitted handicrafts include traditional metal works, carvings, woven textiles, natural fibers, wooden objects, ceramics and other hand-made crafts.

The UNESCO Award of Excellence jury meets every two years.

A third event will also be held in Isfahan on 8 October when future Afghan and Iranian jury UNESCO members of the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts program will receive a training course co-sponsored by UNESCO and Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).

Experts from Denmark, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Netherlands will attend the cultural events.

Isfahan is an open museum of Islamic arts, architecture and handicrafts and was thus named the 2006 ‘Cultural Capital’ of the Islamic world by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

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