Museum of Decorative Arts, Isfahan

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Museum of Decorative Arts
موزه ی هنرهای تزئینی
Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art.jpg
Museum of Decorative Arts, Isfahan is located in Iran
Museum of Decorative Arts, Isfahan
Location within Iran
General information
Status Cultural
Type museum
Architectural style Isfahani
Location Isfahan, Iran
Coordinates 32°39′29″N 51°40′27″E / 32.6580°N 51.6741°E / 32.6580; 51.6741Coordinates: 32°39′29″N 51°40′27″E / 32.6580°N 51.6741°E / 32.6580; 51.6741
Owner Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization
Technical details
Floor area 1200 m²

The museum of decorative arts in Isfahan was founded in 1995. More than 3000 artworks from the Safavid and Qajar era are kept in the museum. The building of the museum belongs to the era of Abbas I. In the era of Abbas I and his successors, the building was used as the stable of Chehelsotoon palace and horse supplies were kept in its warehouse. There is a multi-storey tower beside the museum, which belongs to the Qajar era. The tower was used at first as watchtower and then as jail. The tower does not have any kind of decorations, bit it is regarded as a notable relic of the Safavid architecture.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Hosseyn Yaghoubi (2004). Arash Beheshti, ed. Rāhnamā ye Safar be Ostān e Esfāhān(Travel Guide for the Province Isfahan) (in Persian). Rouzane. p. 136. ISBN 964-334-218-2.