Malek National Library and Museum, Tehran
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Malek National Museum and Library is a museum and national library in Tehran, Iran. Its one of the biggest library of precious manuscripts in Iran.HistoryMalek 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. 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.
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  • A small special Museum, one should not keep for the National Museum is located around the corner. The founder of the Museum brought in 19,000 books/writings and a coin collection, which will be the only interesting for tourists. There are both informative maps of the respective kingdoms with explanations.
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  • Moderately interesting museum with a library on the 6th floor. But the building is beautiful and is located in a quiet area
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  • I visited Malek National Library and Museum few months ago. It is an interesting house with nice collection of Hajj Hossein Malek furniture and other personal stuff. He donated his entire house with a...  more »
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  • A really beautiful Building, located in Bagh melli -a real scene-. Can be mentioned the most convenient Museum to visit in Iran. Has great hall for studying. Very very neat.
  • The greatest museum in Iran. The building itself is fabulous. A great tourist attraction!
  • O name of the property of the National Library and Museum and national identities: the garden of the National Library and Museum-Tehran-Malek o dating: 1316 e. SB o architect/founder: Hossein Agha Malek, founder of the historical and cultural complex. O geography: Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, the United Nations (Belgium), next to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, located in the megalopolis of Tehran منطقه12 o non-profit and governmental structure: Institute of astan Quds Razavi province under the description of activity: the National Museum of Iran, most of the old Museum property and is the first private museum endowment funds a diverse collection of historical and cultural relics in his place. This museum has a permanent exhibition includes six 1388 summer: works of art, coins, stamps, carpets, لاكی works and works regarding Ezat OL Malek has been on two floors of this date with the aim of standardizing the operations, development and expansion of the Museum's spaces have been entered into after the end of the construction operations the number of permanent exhibition spaces increase to 12 museums and exhibits, like new : Kamal OL molk, painting, and sending the Haj Hossein Agha Malek, cyclical and the child will be added to the Museum. National Library of the property having 19 thousand rare and exquisite as the manuscript, one of the six great treasure of Iranian manuscripts, the library has more than 70 thousand printed book of Persian and Arabic books, 3400 lithographs, more than 640 as cyclical publication in volumes and approximately 4000 8000 books in other languages, is a significant part of the printed books belonging to the solar year before 1320 and are among the first printed books in Iran . Continuous property with the purchase of library books and manuscripts and printed the place becomes more rich endowments income property. Malek National Library and Museum • Names and titles: Tehran National Garden, Malek National Library and Museum • Built:1938 • Architect/founder: Hosein Agha Malek has founded this historical cultural place. • Architecture information: • Location: Imam Khomeini st. (Sepah), Melal Motahed st., next to Foreign Ministry building in district 12 of Tehran megacity • Organization: nongovernmental nonprofit organization controlled by Astan Ghods Razavi • Malek National Museum is one of the oldest museums in Iran and is the first donated museum, which includes a variety of cultural and historical items. Until 2010, this museum operated on two floors and consisted of six permanent exhibitions of coins, art works, stamps, carpets, lacquework, and works donated by Ezatol Molk Malek. Thereafter, the museum started to standardize and extend its environment. By finishing this procedure, the permanent exhibitions will increase to 12, and new exhibitions such as Kamal ol Molk, calligraphy and miniature, Haj Hosein Agha Malek, Children, and cyclical ones, will also be added. Holding 19,000 rare and fine handwritten books, Malek National Library is one of the six largest places that keep handwritten books in Iran. This library holds more than 70,000 printed Persian and Arabic books, 3400 lithographic books, over 640 different magazines in 4000 volumes, and around 8000 books in other languages. Majority of the printed books date back to before 1940 and are among the first printed books in Iran. The endowment to Malek Center lets Malek library purchase handwritten and printed books and constantly expand itself. مکتبة and mthaf الأسامی and almoasafat الوطنية OL: o: Tehran National Garden (lawn Tehran الوطنية), مکتبة and mthaf بناؤها iaood OL إلی on: o الوطنية سنة, 1316. SB المعماریّ o/المؤسّس: Hussein Agha أسس الثقافية التاريخية المجموعة height property hzh. O الجغرافية: alshara الخمينی الإمام (Belgium), legislator of the United Nations, next to the بناية الشئون الخارجية in fact, وزارة المنطقة مدينة themselves 12. O ستة مشتملة almthaf Ali Kahn, by height maarz دائمة altavaba الفنية الأعمال المسکوکات, larz, albest, إهداءات, Ezzat OL tbghatin صیف 1388 and later even themselves, by التاریخ bmnshood تقنین almthaf وتحسینه and تنمیته (scale), أُدرج أعمال العمرانية الدولة table themselves and then إتمام العملیات العمرانیة أُضیفت إلیها جدیدة maarz إلیها stzaf and 12 subjected to کمعرض الکتابة and الطرازة, Wales, exposes the Haj Hossein Agha Malek, الأطفال and الدوریات (النشریات الدوریة). 19 مکتبة المجموعة يحتوی Ali hzh ألف نادرة since ثمینة and ستة and کنوز almkhtotat الإیرانية I أحد franchise.
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  • Malek National Library and Museum is one of the city's libraries. In the year 1316 by Hossein Agha Malek was established and endowed with real estate astan Quds Razavi. In July, a large piece of land in the 1323 National Park (parade square) for a new library and museum devoted to building. Construction of the new building of the National Library and Museum property in 1364 year began and ended in 1375.
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