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First phase of Moqaddam Museum inaugurated in Tehran

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA -- On the occasion of he 70th anniversary of Tehran University establishment, the first phase of Moqaddam Museum was implemented in a ceremony on Wednesday.

photo: ISNA

Speaking at the ceremony, Majlis Speaker Gholam-Reza Haddad Adel referred to the collection of historical objects of the late Fine Arts Professor Mohsen Moqaddam as one of unique value.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology, chancellors of national universities as well as research and technological centers.

photo: ISNA

Prior to his death in 1986, the professor donated his historical residence along with its possessions and the valuable collection of historical artifacts to Tehran University, which has now been turned into a museum.

Moqaddam was one of the founders of Tehran University's Fine Arts College. The historical objects collected by him include tiles, painted stones, tableaux, pottery, decorative objects, fabrics and various tools from Sassanid and Achamenid eras.

photo: ISNA

He was born in Tehran in 1901. He studied painting at Kamal-ol-Molk Art School and conducted research on archaeological and artistic subjects.

Moqaddam Museum measuring 3,400 square meters is located at Imam Khomeini Ave, the intersection of Sheikh Hadi Street. The museum is expected to be completed by mid spring, when it will be opened to the public.

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