Dr Mohammad Reza Majid was appointed as the new president of the Library, Museum and Document Center of Iranian Parliament
Dr. Mohammad Reza Majidi was appointed as the new president of the Library, Museum and Document Center of Iranian Parliament by the Speaker of the Parliament on June 22, 2015. Dr Majidi was graduated from University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France in political science. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Also, he was already Iranian ambassador to UNESCO for seven years. He is interested in cultural heritage very much.
About the Library
Parliament Library with a history of one hundred years old is one of the fundamental institutions of Iran contemporary civilization. With the establishment of Constitution in Iran (1906), some of the intellectual Parliament representatives suggested to dedicate a building to a library in order to gather essential sources of knowledge for the Parliament members. It was the first Asian Parliamentary Library.
Rudi Matthee won the 21st World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his 'Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan'. He said that he will travel to Iran whenever he gets a chance to purchase historical books.