Dutch Envoy Calls for Increased Art Cooperation with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Netherland's Ambassador to Tehran, Cees J. Kole, asked for the further expansion and bolstering of cooperation between Tehran and Amsterdam in various areas of art, and appreciated the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) for its efforts in this regard.

"There are many museums in the Netherlands which are eager to cooperate with the TMCA," Kole said during a visit to an art exhibition in Tehran on Sunday.

He also promised to launch consultations with the Dutch museums in a bid to explore proper avenues for the expansion of artistic cooperation and exchanges with the TMCA in particular, and with Iran in general.

During the visit, the TMCA caretaker Mahmoud Shalouee referred to the current cooperation between his museum and Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in displaying the masterpieces of the Dutch painter, Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), and expressed the hope that such art cooperation between the two countries would further develop and consolidate in future.

"Undoubtedly, this would help to the further development of cultural and art relations between the two countries," he added.

In September, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art shipped 'The timely forwarding of the Trinidad Fernandez' for an exhibition in Rotterdam.

Masterpieces of the Dutch painter went on display at Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in an exhibition named 'All Eyes on Kees van Dongen'.

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