(Persia Digest) – The Australian Ambassador to Iran has recommended for all Australian tourists visiting Iran to see the Malek National Museum and Library.

Ian Biggs who was visiting the Malek Museum with his spouse on Saturday, 2 June 2018, pointed to the extensive, prominent treasures of historical artifacts in the largest cultural endowment of Iran, and reminded: “This is such an extensive, beautiful collection that I will recommend it to all Australian tourists in Iran.”

He added: “I was not aware that the Malek Museum was so large. I was only familiar with its calligraphy section; but, after visiting all the halls, I found out about the myriad of artifacts in this treasure trove which are kept under high standards.”

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Persia Digest reports that the Malek National Museum and Library is the first such private endowment in Iran and one of its six largest libraries for manuscripts. In 1937, it was given to the “Astan Qods Razavi” by Haj Hossein Agha Malek, Iranian contemporary businessman and landowner, and opened to the public.

This great collection is kept in the historic enclosure of Bagh Melli in Tehran, in Imam Khomeini Square, on Mellal Mottahed Street.


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