Cyrus Cylinder Tour Launch Press Conference

During the press conference of the launch of the Cyrus Cylinder tour of the US on March 7th, Dr. Julian Raby, Alireza Rastegar, and and Neil MacGregor delivered remarks to the press corp (see press coverage of the tour). The talks were followed by a very informative Q and A session, also included here. If you are looking for a crash course in the significance of the Cyrus Cylinder in today’s world, this collection of talks is one of the best sources (and most recent) you can find. Also see the launch of the Cyrus Cylinder US Tour (video and photos), opening night remarks, and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in conversation with Neil MacGregor:

Dr. Julian Raby, Director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution:

Alireza Rastegar, Chairman of IHF America, Trustee of the Iran Heritage Foundation in London:

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum:

Q and A session, featuring Dr. John Curtis, the Keeper of the Special Projects at the British Museum and the curator of the exhibition: