Iranian arts and culture

Iranian arts: the artists, architecture, museums, archaeology and culture of The Islamic Republic of Iran

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Ancient art in Iran, a gallery of images at Wikimedia Commons.

Architecture and archaeology *

Architecture in Iran. 
A index of Iranian architects and Iranian buldings.

Architecture in Iran,
a Multimedia Encyclopedia.

United Iranian Architects of Europe

Memaran, a Persian language online architecture magazine.

Isfahan 
QuickTime Player

Wikipedia entry on Iranian architecture.

Artist websites and galleries *

Artists from Iran on the internet. 
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

BBC Persian Arts

Iranian artists. Elahe Gallery

Iranian artists on the internet. 
Museum of Contemporary Iranian Artists.

Nasr Gallery
Specializing in the works of Arezou Nasr, Shayesteh Rezvani and Mojahed Nasr.

Individual artists *

Armin, Shahla. Shahla Amin.
Paintings by the artist (from Tehran).

Daresh, Behrooz. Venice Biennale

Master Abolhassan Khan Sadighi
The life and work of Master Abolhassan Khan Sadighi, sculptor and painter, living from 1894-1995.

Neshat, Shirm. Shirm Neshat. Humburger Kunsthalle

Contemporary art *

Iran Pavilion Venice Biennale 2011

Artists from Iran on the internet. 
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Iranian New Art: New Movements in Iranian Contemporary Art
Iraniannewart.com

Iranian Contemporary Art Facebook

Iranian artists. Elahe Gallery

Iranian modern and contemporary art.
Wikipedia

Modern and Contemporary Art in Iran, a Thematic Essay
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Iranian contemporary art at the Chelsea Art Museum

Iranian artists on the internet. 
Museum of Contemporary Iranian Artists.

Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (Wikipedia entry)
An educational and research institution overseeing numerous associated museum complexes throughout Iran. It is administered and funded by the Government of Iran.

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Film in Iran. News, reviews and websites.

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History of Persian literature, an article in English.

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Iranian artists. Elahe Gallery

Iranian artists on the internet. Museum of Contemporary Iranian Artists

Iranian Heritage Foundation, Britain

The Iranian Online Magazine

Isfahan *

Isfahan Official website

Isfahan Architecture


The Shah Mosque
Wikipedia

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Museums *

National Museum of Iran

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Reza Abbasi Museum

Museum of Persepolis, a gallery of artifacts on display. Wikimedia Commons

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Nasr Gallery
Specializing in the works of Arezou Nasr, Shayesteh Rezvani and Mojahed Nasr.

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Pars Times
An Iranian web portal, with news, sections on Iranian history and  general information on Iran.

Persepolis *

Persepolis. Ancient Persepolis and Ancient Iran

Persepolis. The history of Persepolis.

Persepolis. World Heritage Site

Persia; Ancient Persia *

Persia. Internet Ancient history Sourcebook
The Persian State: Acheamenids (560-330 BCE) , The Persian State: Parthia and Arcsacids (247 BCE-226 CE), The Persian State: Sassanids (224-636 CE), Persian Religions, Art and Architecture.

The Persian Rug Gallery

Iran’s Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)

Iran Cultural Heritage Organization Documentation Centre

Ancient History Sourcebook: Persia

Persepolis Official website

Oriental Institute Photographic Archives
Nearly 1,000 archaeological photographs of Persepolis and Ancient Persia

Persia. Topography, royal persons.

Farvardyn – An illustrated reference portal about Ancient Persia 

Photography *

PIranian Potography Archive

Reliefs *

Reliefs in Iran, a gallery of images at Wikimedia commons.

Reliefs in Persepolis, a gallery of images at Wikimedia Commons.

Tehran *

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

National Museum of Iran

Carpet Museum of Tehran

Persepolis stairs of the Apadana relief
Detail of a relief of the eastern stairs of the Apadana at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Iran

Quqnoos
An Iranian arts portal.

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Shanameh *

Shanameh images.

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Tavoos
From Tehran, a bilingual art quarterly.

Tehran *

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 

Theatre *

Iranian Theatre

Venice Biennale Iran Pavilion

Women artists of Iran. BBC.

Zarathrustra, The Persian Prophet
Zoroaster.net

Avesta Zoroastrian Archives

Elephants relief Taq-e Bustan V
Detail of the left part of the boar hunting scene rock relief at Taq-e Bustan said “Taq-e Bustan V”, carved by Sasanian king Khosrow II showing domestic elephants. Province of Kermanshah, Iran.