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Independent Research Group of Iranian Traditional (National) Arts (IRGITA)

The Independent Group of Iranian Traditional (National) Arts is one of the two independent groups under the RICHT. Formerly it was underthe Anthropological Research Center. Within the recent century, modernization isolated many traditional arts.For the same reason, the Iranian authorities have tried to find solutions to prevent the elimination of the abovementioned arts. Therefore, in 40’s of the 20th century a center for the Iranian traditional arts was established under the auspices of the then Ministry of Culture. Later, this center was erged with the Iranian Center of Anthropology. Finally, due to its paramount importance, a specific independent group was designed and established for this purpose.

 

Departments

·       Research Department: This department works on a number of Iranian traditional arts specially those whose workshops exist in the IRGITA.

o  Research Group for Woven Fabric

o  Research Group for Calligraphy & Painting

o  Research Group for Theoretical Principles & Aesthetics of the Iranian Traditional Arts

o  Research Group for Traditional Performing Arts

·       Workshops: There exist a number of workshops that produce and revitalize artifacts in the traditional method such as:

o  Carpet Weaving

o  Traditional Textile

o  Printing on Textiles

o  Pottery

o  Making Iranian Traditional Musical Instrument

o  Calligraphy

o  Iranian Traditional Painting

o  Gypsum Work on Mirror

o  Embossing on Metals

o  Khātam Works (Inlaid Woods)

o  Enameling

o  Wood Works: Monabat, Moshabak

o  Traditional Jewelry

o  Papier-mâché

 

Duties

·       Conducting national researches in line with needs of the field of traditional arts, prioritizing and programing in harmony with the macro national plans as well as co-operation with the relevant entities and researchers

·       Management of research studies on traditional arts at national level with collaboration of all relevant entities, universities and researchers

·       Programing and enforcing strategic policies for macro management of research studies on traditional arts at national and Iranian cultural territory scales

·       Study, identification, re-identification of national skills and techniques, documentation, introduction, promotion of traditional arts and performing arts specially the forgotten or nearly-vanishing ones

·       Study and research on the common elements of arts and skills shared with the neighboring countries with international collaboration;

·       Physical protection and safeguarding through establishment of workshops for arts in danger of disappearing

·       Producing technical and artistic knowledge through creation of artistic works based on characteristics of traditional arts found through researches and innovation 

·       Transmission of the abovementioned knowledge through training traditional arts and artistic industries within short-term workshops;

·       Study and Research on methods for updating the application of traditional arts in the present city life

·       Collaboration with relevant universities for promoting the training level of the traditional arts specially in writing of Ph.D. and M.A. dissertations

·       Holding specialized meetings, art biennials, and relevant scientific seminars

 

Accomplished Projects

·       Participation in national & international art exhibitions

·       Offering excellent artifacts as gifts to high-ranking national and international officials

·       Creating excellent artifacts offered to or purchased by museums

·       Publication of books regarding the Iranian traditional arts

·       Organizing short-term training courses for the public

 


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