Following the Iranian team winning a gold medal at the Switzerland International Inventions Competition (for inventors who are members of the IFIA World Federation), the Armenian Museum in Tehran was selected as the pilot for this invention.
According to ISNA, Mahmoud Reza Gorji, Salar Basiri, and Marjan Hajir Rahimi, members of the Iranian team, we’re able to build a device for monitoring and protecting museum objects and manuscripts to make museums smarter among 800 groups of participants from different countries in the Switzerland International Invention Competition for Iran. Earn a gold medal.
Marjan Haji Rahimi explained about this invention: “We managed to build a device that monitors and controls the storage conditions of museum objects and manuscripts in terms of temperature, light, sound, heat, humidity, and pests, and can even repel some of these items.” ; The invention won a gold medal at the Switzerland International Virtual Competition in Geneva in July.
Explaining that each museum, depending on its space and environment, needs a suitable device for monitoring and control, he added: “This device is to be built with a personal budget and as a pilot for the Armenian Museum.”
Mahmoud Reza Gorji, a representative of the inventors’ team, explained at a meeting held at the ICOM Iran building: “By building this device, we tried to reduce the problems of museums, not to add anything to it, and we hope to take a small step in making the country’s museums smarter in Switzerland.”
Seyed Ahmad Mohit Tabatabai, Chairman of the National Committees of Iranian Museums (ICOM), also said: “In the last two years, the world’s museums have faced many problems due to the spread of the corona, but there were museums that used modern technologies in cyberspace and were able to sustain themselves. One of these museums is the Armenian Museum in Tehran, exhibited in Switzerland.”
He added: “This project is one of the steps forward in the museums of the world and it is a pleasant event that has been made by the Iranian youth.”