Leaders of Iran

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Iran's Minister of Culture's two new deputies Khoshkhou & Kazemi

Iran Mania News: "Iran's Minister of Culture's two new deputies

Thursday, March 11, 2004 - ©2004 IranMania.com

Tehran, March 11 (IranMania) – Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance appointed Dr Mohammad Hussein Imani Khoshkhou as his deputy in the artistic affairs.

Imani Khoshkhou who is presently the Secretary of Iran’s Public Cultural Council holds a Ph.D. in economy from Britain’s Manchester University. He is also in charge of the coordination of UNESCO’s cultural and artistic activities in Iran.

The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Ahmad Masjed Jameie appointed Morteza Kazemi as his deputy in economic affairs."

Deputy Minister Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhou visits the 10th international puppet plays festival

Iran Daily: "Puppet Festival Winds Up

TEHRAN, Sept. 21--The 10th international puppet plays festival wound up with a ceremony at Vahdat Hall.
Fars news agency said that 16 countries took part in the weeklong festival by dispatching 17 groups. They presented 13 plays out of a total of 29 performances in the event.
Several workshops as well as lectures and seminars were organized on the sidelines of the festival.
Head of the Center for Dramatic Arts Khosrow Neshan said that 110 Iranian artists took part in staging 10 puppet plays.
Deputy Minister of Culture and the Islamic Guidance for Arts Affairs Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhou said that it was a pleasure to see that the puppet plays were staged in the most attractive manner.
He said that the arts are beginning to have a positive impact on the Iranian society because they do not follow ethnic themes. Iran has managed to stage the most attractive puppet plays among Asian states.
Imani Khoshkhou said that the puppet plays conform to requirements of the society adding that the puppet show emerged in Europe in 18th century and flourished in the past two decades.
He said that the puppet plays festival is a means for conducting dialogue among civilizations. —We should apply the art for interaction among different nations and hold the puppet festival every year.š
Head of the International Union of Marionette Arts (UNIMA) Massimo Schuster expressed pleasure over the success of the festival saying, —I saw several puppet plays conforming to international standards in Iran.š
He said that the UNIMA is a family regardless of race, culture and religion of different nations working to develop friendship among the nations.
Schuster, Neshan and Imani Khoshkhou awarded certificates of merit to representatives of the 17 countries taking part in the international festival."