About the Project

For the first time in a Berlin institution, the cultural history of Iran – from the early civilisations through to the modern era – is the focus of a major art-historical survey exhibition. Some 360 objects from the Sarikhani Collection in London are on display, alongside exhibits from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The works on exhibit bear witness to the central role that Iran played as a site of innovation, as a melting pot and cultural powerhouse connecting Africa, Asia and Europe. Additionally, it presents a rich kaleidoscope of the cultural creativity of urban societies.


The Sarikhani Foundation
Museum für Islamische Kunst (SMB)
Freunde Museum Islamische Kunst

DUAT Agency (Concept by Amin Fallaha)

Camera & Direction:
Stark & Shakupa

Elshan Ghasimi
Klara Oehler
Llewelyn Reichmann

Tobias Hagelstein
Alexander Iggs

Special Thanks:
Cornelia Weber
Zinaida Ebden

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