Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the US: 7 Years in the Making

The following article, published in the FEZANA Journal Summer 2013, provides a good history of how the Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the US came about. The tour, which started in March 2013, is organized through a partnership between the British Museum, the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF America), and the Smithsonian (Freer|Sackler Galleries), and is hosted by five major museums across the country. The touring exhibition has so far been in Washington DC, Houston, and New York, visited by about 250,000 viewers. It will be traveling to San Francisco and Los Angeles next.