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Malek National Museum
Tehran

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.

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