Iranica Pictura – Private Library of Shahbanou (Queen) Farah Pahlavi

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Shahbanou (Queen) Farah Pahlavi Library, Niavaran Palace, Tehran, Iran, 2008 – Homa Nasab for MuseumViews

The private library of Iran’s former Shahbanou (Queen) Farah Pahlavi which is a part of the Niavaran Palace Museum & Cultural Complex, in Tehran, Iran. She was born in 1938, and reigned from 1959 until the Iranian Revolution in 1980.

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Iranica Pictura @ MuseumViews is designed as a visual gallery of images that explore comparative, cross-cultural representations of Eastern cultures in Western contexts, and those of the West in the East. These archival photographs span a period of approximately a century, circa 1870’s – 1970’s. We use Persia/Iran as our primary cultural-historical case study for this project. Unless otherwise noted, all rights are reserved by Homa Nasab who compiled her extensive Archive of several thousand documents and photographs while researching her Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, The Foundational History of Museums in Iran,  St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 2004-11.  

Shahbanou (Queen) Farah Pahlavi Library, Niavaran Palace, Tehran, Iran, 2008 – Homa Nasab for MuseumViews