Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural heritage is among the most fundamental basics for identity consolidation, creativity and national self-esteem in any country. Research in its various fields sheds light on some historic ambiguities, acknowledges the values resulted from the deep-rooted heritage, and accelerate the recognition of latent values in a country’s cultural heritage. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS, 2002).
Iran's handicraft is one of the most significant artistic industries that has deep roots in the culture and history of this land. Iranian handicraft has a very wide range of diversity and comes first in the world with a wide gap with other handicraft industries. Iran has many ancient crafts. The extent and breadth of these branches can be divided into several subclauses, which indicate the diversity and flourishing of the level of traditional arts and its roots in the rich history of Iran.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A meeting was held between Iranian and Turkish officials to develop tourism cooperation between the two countries.
TEHRAN – Iran is determined to remove obstacles to the possible registration of ancient Hegmataneh in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
TEHRAN – Some 715,000 foreign travelers toured Iran during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).
TEHRAN – Iranian crafter Manijeh Hosseini has won a Seal of Excellence from the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).
TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ezzatollah Zarghami has said the Italian flamingos lend glamour to the birdwatching opportunities in the wetlands of Abadan, southwest Iran.