THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS’S “A THOUSAND YEARS OF THE PERSIAN BOOK” EXHIBITION
By invitation of the Librarian of Congress, the Honorable Dr. James H. Billington, Her Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi attended the opening reception for the exhibition of “A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2014.
To mark the occasion, Her Imperial Majesty’s gift to the Library of Congress consisting of an aerial photo of “Tomb of Cyrus the Great” by the renowned Georg Gerster was presented to the Honorable Dr. James Billington.
Dr. Billington praised Her Majesty’s services to art, culture, and social works in Iran, and thanked Her Majesty on behalf of the Library of Congress. Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi presented Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, with an aerial photograph titled “Tomb of Cyrus the Great.