Moghadam House
Tehran - Traditional hous

This house once belonged to Mohsen Moghadam, the youngest son of Ehtesab-ol-Molk, Tehran’s mayor during Naser-ol-din Shah’s rule. It came to be known in the 1950s and 60s when Professor Arthur Upham Pope, the American art historian, wrote an article entitled “Survey of Iranian Arts” in Sepid-o-Siah magazine about this unique house and its valuable historical objects. Moghadam studied painting at Kamal-ol-Molk’s school. He was one of the first Iranian archeologists who worked with specialists at several historical sites. He was the founder of Fine Arts College and taught at Tehran University

Together with his French wife, they decided to dedicate their lives to set up a museum of all the valuable objects they could collect. The couple living in Moghadam House considered historical objects in their house as their legacy for the next generations

The house, presently known as Moghadam Museum, was one of the luxurious houses of the Qajar period and has two sections called Birouni (public wing) and Andarouni (private wing)

Moghadam bequeathed his family house to Tehran University in 1972 and died in 1982. After his death, the house was in the custodianship of his wife until 1990 when she handed it to Tehran University

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