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    Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran, Iran

    Tehran - Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran, Iran

    Overview:

    • Price: 6 $
    • Working Hours: Visiting hours in spring & summer: 9am to 6pm. Visiting hours in autumn & winter: 9am to 5pm. every day of the year except Mondays and Religious Holidays.
    • More Info: The collection of objects on display in the Reza Abbasi Museum recalls an era that is unknown, mysterious, and full of the endeavors of humans for survival, fighting nature, gaining benefits and victory over the environment.
    • How to get there: By metro: You can use the 3rd line and get off at Shahid Qoddusi station. Then you should walk through Shariati Street to the north. After a 5 min walk you will reach Bastami street and then , Reza Abbasi Museum. By taxi: there are different taxis which go to Seyyed Khandan bridge which is close to the museum. By bus: There are busses which go to Resalat highway and they stop at Seyyed Khandan station which is close to the museum. (Shariati station)

    Named after the famous artist (painter) and calligrapher of the Safavid period, Reza Abbasi museum showcases a unique collection of Persian art dating back to the second millennium BC, from both the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras. The collection of objects on display in the Reza Abbasi Museum recalls an era that is unknown, mysterious, and full of the endeavors of humans for survival, fighting nature, gaining benefits and victory over the environment.

     

    The Reza Abbasi Museum (the RAM) opened in September 1977 in Tehran, Iran and is now administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization. The collections in storage of this museum belong to a period from the 2nd millennium BC to the early 20th century which corresponds to the end of Qajar period. One thing that has made RAM unique between other museums in the country is that the exhibits are arranged chronologically starting with the top-floor Pre-Islamic Gallery, where you’ll find Achaemenid gold bowls, drinking vessels, armlets and decorative pieces, often with exquisite carvings of bulls and rams. This, gives visitors a chance to observe the development of art, culture and technology during this time interval.

    The objects exhibited at the museum are displayed on two separate halls. Pre-Islamic Hall: The remnants of this hall are relative to two reputed cycles of pre-historic and historical periods. These relics being ’admiralty metal’ (of Lurestan) and in these halls exhibits of the Achaemenian , Parthian and Sassanian eras are on display.
    Islamic Arts Hall: Relics in this hall are earthenware vessels, metal articles, architectural elements, jewelry, and textiles from the Saljuqi, Teimoori and the Safavid eras. Articles such as book covers and pen cases from the Qajar period can also be noted among them.Valuable paintings from the Islamic period and samples of different schools of painting such as Shiraz, Tabriz, Herat, a page from the ‘Shah Nameh’ “Hotoon” and the art of gilding are displayed here.

    The library of the museum with over 10,000 Persian, English, French and German books is open to the museum curators, the staff of Cultural Heritage Organization, universities students and researchers. The subjects of the books are mostly composed of Iranian history art, archaeology and classical paintings. Also, there are over 50 different Persian and 60 foreign magazines, and 90 different newspapers that are all accessible to the visitors.

    The Reza Abbasi Museum has alloted space to training courses such as Drawing, Calligraphy, Watercolor and Oil painting. The chief training  services the museum offers are painting and drawing for pupils and adults.

     

    Notes & Recommendations:


    Opening times of the library: Everyday except Thursdays and Fridays and national holidays, from 8:30 to 15:30 (The exhibition gallery and library are open on Mondays.)

    The library does not have any book loan service.

    It's a bit of a walk from the nearest metro, so perhaps take a taxi. The exact location is across the road from the Toosi University of Technology on the corner of Mir Motahhari Street and before the high suspension car bridge.

    Gift Store is located on the Ground Level (Cultural Heritage Foundation Store).

    Information Desks are located on the First and Second Level entrance.
    Smoking is not permitted in any area of the Museum.
    Video and still photography are permitted throughout the permanent collections of the Museum and Research Institute using existing light only. No photography of any kind is permitted in the Painting and Calligraphy gallery. No commercial photography is permitted. No camera stands are permitted.

    Other telephone numbers you can call: (+98 21) 863001-2, 863006

    Contacts:

    • Web Site: www.rezaabbasimuseum.ir
    • Tell : +98 21 863003.

    About Us

    The word Persia gives the image of a magical and mysterious land of far away and long ago, of ancient monuments and beautiful works of art – carpets, tiles, fine ceramics and miniatures. It also reminds us of legendary and tragic love stories and epic poems about great wars. And Persia is indeed a world ancient and contemporary, a bridge between heaven and earth. We want to show you around. Discover things to do on your next trip to Iran and plan a trip of your lifetime. Yes, it is that easy! This website gives you the tools to plan your trip to Iran: detailed information on destinations; inspiring ideas on what to see and do in each city; where to stay; where to eat; travel guides and let’s say everything you need so you can dream up a trip to Iran.

    Patrimonito

    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.