The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature was appreciated for running Read with Me program in the inauguration of “Learning Treasure” exhibition. Some rare documents from Qajar-era, including lithography-printed books and educational documents are shown in this exhibition which was opened in a ceremony attended by several cultural experts. MohammadHadi Mohammadi, author and scholar and Farzaneh Taheri, head of IRHCL research library and Child Culture Virtual Museum represented the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature in this ceremony.
Seyyed Reza Salehi, head of National Library and Archives of I.R. of Iran and MohammadAli Najafi, former education minister, talked about the importance of education for development and the problems in this field.
Following this session, some cultural experts held a discussion about book promotion where MohammadHadi Mohammadi spoke about reading issues in Iran. “Ministry of Education considers reading as a skill while it is a culture”, he mentioned and he introduced Read with Me program and receiving 2016 IBBY-Asahi award by this project, “Read with Me project with its motto “All children have the right to read quality books” has taken the culture of reading to underserved areas in Iran where it has gained remarkable achievements.”
He also remarked the importance of childhood museums around the world and its effects on book-reading culture, hoping that someday by getting more attention by authorities, the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature can exhibit its childhood culture museum for the public.
At the end of its ceremony, MohammadHadi Mohammadi (Read with Me project), Farrokh Haghnejad (HAMI Association) and Monir Homayouni and Farmehr Manjazi (Children Cultural Development Center) were appreciated for their efforts in book promotion area.
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