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, are rooted back in time, two great civilizations with priceless artistic and cultural heritage, which have always been 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 Iran's culture and civilization 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, acting as a "bridge" between the two nations, with the aim of deepening the development of their cultural and cultural relations. 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.
Akbar Gholi, born in 1968 in Tehran, a graduate in public administration, started his professional career from the 1990 at the Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations.
He started his first mission in Italy in December 2001 as a chargé d'affaires at the Cultural Institute of Iran in Rome until 2004.
His second mission in Italy at the Cultural Institute began in 2008 and lasted for three years.
From the 2016 directs the Institute.
Author of several books and articles on Italian culture and art, based on the research carried out and the experiences lived during his three missions in Italy.