Museum Of Moaser Arts

Museum Of Moaser Arts

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

The beautiful building of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan is a memorial to the Safavi era with 3000 square meters, although it was rebuilt during the Qajar era and it is now used as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan.

 The museum, which is now one of the most important sites in Isfahan, includes various sections such as the line and script section (including exquisite works of calligraphy of the holy Quran, hadiths and theology claimed by renowned artists and calligraphers), the Lucky and the oil sections (including A variety of lacquered pens, objects, scrapbooks, album covers, mirror frames, and scrolls with famous motifs of the time, namely flowers and chickens, bergamot hunting and simple hunting, single faces and faces), metal works (including jewelry and metal containers.)).

 Painting Department (Including different styles of Iranian painting from the best masters of the country), contains miniatures of Herat, Isfahan, Tabriz and T Qajar figures. Traditional handicrafts and embroidery (including exquisite textiles, carpets, and engravings from the Safavi and Qajar era, such as the famous wheel hunting rugs and humanity of the late Jesus Bahadori), glassware, pottery and porcelain (including crystals). 

Precious crystals and woodwork (including exquisite wood crafts such as mosaic, lattice, inlaid and inlaid). There is also a section titled "Exhibition" at the museum, where various exhibitions such as calligraphy and coffee house painting and other exhibitions often shaped with Islamic art can be seen. 

The specialized library of the museum is also one of the most prestigious libraries in Isfahan which has various books in all fields of art, including 2,000 books in Persian and 280 books in Latin. The museum building is surrounded by forty pillars on one side, Ashraf Hall on the one side, and the pine garden, the four ponds, and the sun mansion on the other.

 The museum's treasures are one of the most valuable museum treasures in Iran. Isfahan's Museum of Decorative Arts is located next to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Ostandari Street. Our traditional house accommodation in Isfahan is located only 2.5 km away from this sit. 

The building of the Museum of Contemporary Art is a reminder of the golden ages of Isfahan, the Safavi era, where in the Qajar era Massoud Mirza, son of Nasser al-Din Shah the ruler of Isfahan, settled there.

 During the Pahlavi era this place was used as a registry office. It was in 1994 that the usage of this beautiful building, which faced some different changes, became the Museum of Contemporary Art. Among the sites of Isfahan located near the Museum of Contemporary Art in Isfahan and on the Isfahan Tour you can visit the Aali-qapu, DarbeImam Tomb, Handicrafts Market, Isfahan Grand Bazaar, Chahar Baq, Chehelston, Sheikh Bahai Bath, Eighth Paradise Hasht-behesht), Chahar Bagh School, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Naqshe-Jahan Square and Ashraf Hall.

Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art is located in front of Aali-Qapu Palace, near the beautiful Garden of Chelston in Ostandari Street. In the past, the remains of a Safavi-era palace called the “Jebhe” of the House were located in front of this monument, after being destroyed during the Qajar era, the Dar al-Hokumeh building was reconstructed on its ruins. This building was the residence of Massoud Mirza Zeleh Sultan, ruler of Isfahan. The basement of the building was used as a prison. At the time of the construction of Dar al-Khokumeh, most of the buildings in the parts of building which were built during Safavi era were demolished and only the front of the house was reconstructed. 

This monument was used as the main building of the Isfahan governorate until 30 years ago.  With the major restoration of the building, the renovated building called the Museum of Contemporary Art, was inaugurated. After passing through the main yard, there is a large courtyard with a very pleasant environment. In the north and west courtyards, the museum building is set in a lonely, tall base with a very interesting lattice and underground windows.

At present, some parts of this collection have been used as art galleries and periodically exhibited by Iranian and non-Iranian artists. Cultural meetings are also held in the courtyard or building of this monument.

In order to get to this monument from Kianpour boutique hotel; tourists can take a walk, rent bike, call for a cab or used other types of public transportation.


Kianpour Hotel 
Kianpour on WhatsApp