Malek National Library and Museum

Malek National Library and Museum, located in Tehran, is one of the biggest libraries of precious manuscripts in Iran. It 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.

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