Cyrus Cylinder Tour: Opening Remarks at the Launch Event

The following are the opening remarks delivered during IHF America’s launch of the Cyrus Cylinder tour, by the Director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Director of the British Museum, and the Chairman of IHF America.

You can also watch the conversation between CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and BM’s Neil MacGregor, as well as the press conference remarks and Q&A.

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

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum:

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