In Iran, even art is being put behind bars...
Assembled during the waning years of the shah's regime, when the oil boom of the 1970s pumped in the cash, the collection debuted two years before the Islamic Revolution. [...]
"You will see works of Asian and Oriental civilizations in the Western museums, such as the Metropolitan, the British, the Louvre, the Hermitage. But you never find great antiquities and objects and artworks from Western civilization in Eastern countries' museums," said Ali-Reza Samiazar, Mr. Sadeghi's predecessor as museum director. "There's one exception to this, and one only: this collection."
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However, in this article the LA Times is referring to 'the administration of reform-minded President Mohammad Khatami'. One wonders how 'reform-minded' a person can be when he never put his mind into real reform action. Khatami himself gave a clear indication about this when he confessed that all the time during his so-called presidency, he was nothing more but the 'tea pourer', in other words the bus boy....
When will the focus shift away from the bus boys to the ones they are serving??
Posted at 10:46 pm by waterworld