Museum Garden of Iranian Art

According to religious texts, the Garden of Eden was located in the Mesopotamia. It was a place of repose, enjoyment and recreation.

A garden is a place that always leads one to concepts over and beyond its geographical capacity, transposing one from the mundane world of reality to the realm of imagination. It thus acts like a mirror, reflecting images from the other world to the world in which we live.
A garden museum is a place which, besides housing and displaying works of art, creates for the visitors an atmosphere of repose and exhilaration.

In keeping with such a definition, the Garden Museum of the Iranian Art was designed by the Cultural-Art Organization of Tehran Municipality and was inaugurated in the winter of 2006.
Apart from enjoying the pleasant ambiance of the Garden Museum, visitors can view a wide variety of artworks, gain artistic experience and increase their cultural information.
The Garden Museum’s general setting provides suitable opportunities for holding training workshops in such fields as drawing, miniature painting, calligraphy and sculpture during periods of favorable climatic conditions.

The artworks in the Garden Museum can be divided in two general groups. The first group includes replicas of ancient national monuments, the precious cultural heritage of our ancestors as well as a permanent display of contemporary works of art in wood and metal. The replicas were repaired and assembled by Hossein Alizadeh in 5 months, which was monitored by Reza Yahyai, the Iranian sculptor resident in Italy. The second group comprises works that can be displayed in open air areas, in the galleries and on the garden walls for limited periods of time.