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Malik National Museum of Iran

Malek National Library and Museum
Country Iran
Type National library, Public library
Location Tehran
Collection
Size

19000 manuscripts

70000 books
Criteria for collection manuscripts
Other information
Director Seyed Mohammad Mojtaba Hosseini
Website http://www.malekmuseum.org
References: Hamshahri Newspaper

Malek National Museum and Library[1] is a museum and national library in Tehran, Iran. Its one of the biggest library of precious manuscripts in Iran.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Malek National Library and Museum was stationed at Malek’s historical house until 1966. From that year the center was moved to a new building in the central part of Tehran and has expanded its activities.

The building and its contents were donated by Haj Hossein Agha Malek to the Astan Quds Razavi. Haj Hossein Agha Malek was one of the most remarkable intellectuals of the turn of the century in Iran and the most important art collector in Modern Iran. For over 70 years he has been associated with artistic donation, making it a familiar name among the Iranian lovers of art and culture. He donated most of his estate to the Astan Quds Razavi. The museum was funded by his estate and the site of the museum was also owned during his lifetime. The Museum and Library are under the control of the Astan Quds Razavi.

The museum was inaugurated in 1997. It currently contains around 19000 manuscripts, 70000 books as well as other historical items such as 3000 coins, stamps, carpets and paintings.[2] Its most precious possessions are 13 paintings by Kamal-ol-molk and a manuscript collection with some of the finest Persian calligraphy.

The museum also holds a collection of oil paintings by Benettii, Lorrin, and Halaf, a remarkable selection of Persian carpets from regions across the country, metal works, lacquer works, and coins dating back to the Achaemenid era.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.caroun.com/Museums/IranMuseum/TehranMuseum/Malek.htm
  2. ^ a b Built by Hadji Hussein Agha Malek, at the time the richest man in Iran. He built it in a traditional persian architecture. One of the biggest contributors is Esat Malek Malek(Hadji Hussein Agha Malek's eldest daughter).She is a very bright women who also contributed a lot into the museum's modernity. There are now screens with touch screens where you can do puzzles of the paintings. Now, an old women from Shiraz also gave some of her belongings to the museum. Hamshahri Newspaper (Persian)

External links

  • Official website
  • Video on Malek museum (Persian)
  • Christopher Markiewicz and Nir Shafir, ed. (2014). "Malek National Library and Museum". Hazine: a Guide to Researching the Middle East and Beyond. 

On Ezzat Malek {http://iranfrontpage.com/news/society/lifestyles/2014/07/iranian-benefactress-ezzat-malek-dies/}


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