CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Italy and Iran are both countries with a very strong cultural vocation. The relations between the two nations, which enjoy a rich historical and cultural past, have their roots far back in time, two great civilizations with inestimable artistic and cultural heritages, which have always represented a factor of fundamental importance and effectiveness for the '' establishment and development of bilateral relations in all areas.
Today the Iranian Cultural Institute in Rome represents the only official structure that deals with the promotion of the culture and civilization of Iran abroad in the context of the general diplomacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Cultural Institute of Iran, has been active for over half a century as a representative of Iranian cultural institutions in promoting cultural and academic relations by placing itself as a "bridge" between the two nations, with the aim of deepening the development of their cultural relations and scientific. To this end the multilingual and multidisciplinary library of the Cultural Institute, which boasts over three thousand volumes, in particular texts of Persian language and literature, is open to teachers, students, researchers and enthusiasts.
Mohammad Taghi Amini, born in 1966 in Tonekabon (Mazandaran Province in northern Iran). He begins in May 2020 his mission as director of the Cultural Institute of Iran in Rome. Graduated in European Studies from the Allameh Tabatabai University of Tehran, lecturer and author who has carried out numerous researches and written academic articles in European countries.
He began his professional career since 1993 at the Ministry of Culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He has carried out his missions in Africa, in the United Kingdom and in France where in 2015 he established the center aimed at teaching the Persian language in Paris.