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Franco-Iranian accord decrees the two nations will collaborate in archaeological ventures

Two heads are better than one, as the question of how best to preserve historic ruins is yet to receive a definitive answer

Iran and France have signed an agreement to cooperate in archaeological projects. The two countries will work together in such areas as conservation, excavations, and the organisation of exhibitions. French experts will also offer educational and training courses to their Iranian colleagues. The accord was signed in December by Iran’s Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Hossein Marashi, and the French Minister of State for French Development and Francophony, Xavier Darcos.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Franco-Iranian accord on cultural collaboration'