An experienced field archaeologist, Jebrael Nokandeh is the Director of The National Museum of Iran in the capital city, Tehran.
The National Museum of Iran is in fact two museums. These are the Museum of Ancient Iran, which opened in 1937 and the Museum of Islamic Archaeology and Art of Iran which were opened in 1972.
The museum is currently working with the National Museum of Ireland with the aim to broaden cultural ties between the two museums.
Jebrael’s focus has been on the data integration, organising storage areas and producing various catalogs of the museum’s important collections. He has organised and directed highly successful exhibitions both locally and at abroad, at museums in Italy, India and Germany. The National Museum of Iran hosted an exhibition of works from the Louvre in March 2018.
Jebrael received his MA in archaeology from Tehran University and his Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin. He is a member of the Research Council of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR) and a scientific member of the Research Institute of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT).