A number of antique pieces from the prestigious French museum will be displayed in Iran, following the signing of an agreement between custodians of Iran's cultural heritage and France's Louvre Museum.
Objects unearthed in the historical site of Tom Maroon, in Hormuzgan Province on the Persian Gulf, indicate that the communities inhabiting the region during the Bronze Age were involved in industrial activities such as metalwork, glasswork and pottery.
The Scottish National Gallery will again welcome in the New Year with the opening of 'Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest' — the long-standing annual tradition which sees an outstanding collection of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) displayed for the duration of the month.
Building on the success of its $7.4 million spring auction of classic and modern Iranian art, Tehran Auction held a second sale on December 23 at the Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran, offering a wide range of contemporary Iranian art by artists including Farhad Moshiri, Reza Derakshani, and Monir Shahroudi Farmanfarmaian, the latter of whom had a well-received Guggenheim show in 2015. Holding two sales in one calendar year marks a first for the house.