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Iran to hold 1st intl. calligraphy biennial


Cultural officials from the Iranian city of Qazvin are preparing to hold the country's first international calligraphy biennial.

The 20-day event will kick off on May 12, 2010, showcasing calligraphy works in Nasta'liq, Cursive Nasta'liq, Naskh, Tuluth and modern styles.

‘Some 5 panel discussion sessions will be held on the sidelines of the event, focusing on the history of calligraphy and the exhibited works,’ biennial director Muhammad-Hussein Shafeiha told.

Many calligraphy masters will participate in the event from different countries such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, he added.

Shafeiha also announced that the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance would purchase some of the displayed works, if the budget is approved.

Source: presstv.ir

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