The Reza Abbasi Museum (the RAM) opened in September 1977, but in November 1978, just one year after its official opening it was closed. Exactly a year later in 1979, having had changes in its internal decorations and with further expansion of its exhibition space it was reopened. In 1984, because of some internal difficulties, once more it was closed and again reopened in 1985. And finally on February 4, 2000, it was opened for the fifth time, after its renovation. Reza Abbasi Museum is administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization.The head of the museum is Mrs Batool Ahmadi.
The collections on display and in storage of this museum belong to a period from the 2nd millennium BC to the early 20th century which corresponds to the end of Qajar period. The displays are arranged chronologically, so visitors can have a chance to observe the development of art, culture and technology during this time interval. This setup has made the RAM unique between other museums in the country, in respect to the Iranian Art History. The objects exhibited in this museum include artifacts made of baked clay, metal and stone from the pre-historic times to pottery and metal objects, ...see more textile and lacquer painting belonging to the Islamic period. Other artworks on display in the RAM are paintings on canvas and paper, manuscripts and jewelry from pre-Islamic period, besides art and technology and calligraphy works of the Islamic period.
Conservation Department
The Conservation Department with its two laboratories and workshops for conservation of painting, metal objects and manuscript books is considered as one the most advanced conservation workshops of the country. Therefore, it not only covers its own needs, but accepts conservation works from all other museums with in the country.
The library of the museum with over 10,000 Persian, English, French and German books is open to the museum curators, the staff of Cultural Heritage Organization, universities students and researchers. The subjects of the books are mostly composed of Iranian history art, archaeology and classical paintings.

The books are classified by LC classification and the system is open shelf.
The library has over 50 different Persian and 60 foreign magazines, and 90 different newspapers that are all accessible to the visitors.

The library does not have any book loan service.
Opening times of the library: Everyday except Thursdays and Fridays and national holidays, from 8:30 to 15:30

The Training Courses
The Reza Abbasi Museum has allocated space for training courses. Thus it is possible to teach various fields of art that are related to the Museum

The main training services the museum offers are painting and drawing for the school age children and the adults.
Each course consists of 10 sessions and lasts 2.5 months, and is held on every weekday except Fridays.
Children Classes: 14:30-17:00
Adult Classes: 8:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00 Adult courses:
1- Drawing: Elementary, intermediate and advance
2- Calligraphy
3- Watercolor
4- Oil painting
5- Traditional Persian drawing
6- Calligraphy page designing
Please telephone the museum for more information.
The museum so far has held many design and painting workshops where over 5000 interested individuals in different age groups from school children to adults have been trained.

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