Reza Abbasi Museum was named in honor of one of the Safaviyeh painters with the aim of collecting, preserving, studying and recognizing work of art of the skilled artists of this land. The work of this museum, which includes the brilliant history of the prehistory until the 13th century, shows the creative genius of our ancestors, that each is an indication of the way the people of Iran live in different times.
Reza Abbasi Museum has two halls, each related to a special period. These halls include:
The objects of this hall are two pre-historic and historical periods. The prehistory period in Iran begins with the advent of mankind and continues until the third millennium BC.
In this hall, we will get acquainted with the gradual development of techniques and the adaptation of materials and the needs of the everyday life of Iranians. The shape and design of the Hall inspire by animals and scenes environment of the life. It makes easier to study the lifestyle and beliefs of the past. Works in the pre-Islamic Hall are related to the Hakhamaneshi, Ashkanian, and Sasanian periods.
Islamic Art Hall
There are so few things in this hall that emphasize the beauty of the equipment used in the Islamic period. Works in the hall include pottery, metal objects, the architectural elements, and jewels of the Seljookhian, Teymori and Safaviyeh periods, also, there are also books and boxes of the Qajar era.
There are treasures of Islamic painting in this museum. The sheet of the Shahnameh Moot is the oldest example of the mid-eighth century AH. Some of the works are Examples of paintings such as Shiraz, Tabriz and Herat, a sheet of the Shahnameh Hootan, the art of Tahzib, printed foreign objects about Iran and miniatures. Calligraphy, one of the highest achievements of the Islamic period, is in this hall. In this way, the Quran was written and passed through generation to generation. The examples of the Quran of this hall show the special precision that was used to copy the book.
Other works in this museum show the different stages of Sols calligraphy, scholars, Nasakh and Nastaliq. The art of calligraphy can be seen as a decorative element, a variety of pottery, utensils, metal objects, textiles and other works in this museum.
Reza Abbasi Museum has a large library with a thousand books, which is a rich collection of Iranian history and culture relatively. The attempts have been made to highlight examples of the rich values of Iranian land culture. There are several newspapers and magazines from different periods. This museum can undoubtedly be a valuable source of research for people interested in artistic history, archeology and culture of Iran.