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Cultural heritage minister congratulates miniature global registration

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan in a message on Wednesday congratulated the Iranian nation and artists on the registration of miniature as Iran's 15th global intangible cultural heritage.

Congratulations to the people of Iran on the global registration of the art of miniature as the 15th intangible world cultural heritage of the country, he said, wishing the country a happy future.

Noting that the art of miniature in Iran has a history of several thousand years and Iranians have long had a deep connection with the art and the artists, he said that miniature has depicted the joys, sorrows and different situations of the Iranian people throughout the history. Miniaturists enjoy a high and valuable status before the Iranian people.

The fifteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage started online in Jamaica on December 14 and will continue until 19 December.

In its session late on Wednesday, miniature was registered as the 15th intangible heritage of Iran in the UNESCO World Heritage List by the majority of votes and without opposition.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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