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Shahnameh exhibit seeking volunteers.


In preparation for its Persian New Year festivities, the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC, are seeking volunteers to help staff and explain its Shahnameh exhibit.

For the third year in a row, the Smithsonian museums of Asian art will celebrate Now Ruz.

Considering the current exhibition, Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings, they are looking for volunteer "Gallery Teachers"--which it describes as "creative, energetic, outgoing individuals" who can engage visitors in the 1,000-year-old epic tale and its book illustrations--during the months of March and April.

Gallery Teachers will lead hands-on demonstrations and answer questions about the exhibit as well as the museum in general.

The goal is to build cross-cultural bridges and encourage museum guests to share their perspectives and make a personal connection with the works.

Interested applicants must be available on either Saturdays or Sundays in March and April and will be required to participate in the day-long Now Ruz celebration March 13.

Applications and more information are available online at volunteer.asp. Applications will be accepted through January 6, 2011. Questions can be sent to
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Title Annotation:Culture: From then to now
Publication:Iran Times International (Washington, DC)
Date:Dec 31, 2010
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