Jahan Nama Museum: A Collection of Modern, Ancient Art
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - In 1976, a section in the western part of the Sahebqaranieh Palace in northern Tehran was allocated to the souvenirs received and items purchased by the Farah Diba, the wife of deposed Shah of Iran, with four halls in the ground floor and one hall in the underground floor.
On the ceiling of the main hall of this museum, exquisite paintings on wood featuring flower and bird pattern of Shiraz can be seen. This museum was opened in 1997.
The works of this museum have been exhibited in two parts; pre-historic art and the contemporary art works of Iran and the world.
Some of the works include, pre-Columbian works, the metal works of Lorestan, the ceramic works of Amlash, the art works of the Red Indians of the northern America related to first and second centuries before Christ, and works by contemporary Iranian artists including Sohrab Sepehri, Naser Owesi, Faramarz Pilaram, Ja’afar Roohbakhsh, Parviz Kalantari, Bahman Mohassess, Sirak Melkonian, Jazeh Tabatabai, Mash Esmail, Parviz Tanavoli, and non-Iranian artists; George Brack, Paul Gogen, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Pierre August Renoir, Diego Giacometti, Fernand Leger and Marc Chagall.