The group, with the aim of participating in the Eighth Farabi International Festival from countries such as Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Russia, had traveled to Iran and as foreign chosen ones of Iranology section of the festival visited different parts of the endowment.
On the sidelines of the visit, Francis Richard, the researcher on Islamic-Iranian arts and French Iranologist, who in the past had visited Malek National Library and Museum said, “During the past five years, Malek National Library and Museum had a significant growth, it can be recounted as a clear example of a collection in world-class.”
“Principles of collection keeping and the provision of services are correctly observed in the museum and it is one of the few museums in Iran, which has a clear scenario in terms of culture, art and civilization of Iran and Islam that indicates its formation based on an idea and scientific framework” he enunciated.
“In this section, the principles of maintenance of monuments and art works are met. For instance, the museum's exquisite carpets, which is kept in roll manner is similar to maintenance of carpets in the Decorative Arts Museum of Paris” the French Iranologist said, after visiting the storage of Malek Institute.
Ulrich Marzolf, the researcher on Iranian folk literature, and German orientalist also said, “We could pave the way for consultation and cooperation between Iranologists and Astan Quds Razavi establishment, especially Malek National Library and Museum in the history and culture fields.”
Other members of the group, also after visiting the achievements of Malek National Library and Museum Institution, in the field of Islamic-Iranian art and culture, expressed their interest to have cultural collaboration with the Institute.
It should be noted, this group of European researchers, in February 2017, visited the Malek National Library and Museum located in Tehran, Imam Khomeini Square, Bagh-e Melli (national garden entrance), United Nations Street, and got acquainted with a part of Islamic-Iranian history and culture in person.