This museum has been built in a space with a 10,000 square meter area in which three main sectors of the museum, administration and specific library are recognizable.

In addition to the Qur’an manuscripts related to a vast time span, from the 4th century A.H. to the late Qajar period, this museum is also narrating the development process of other related arts to the writing of Qur’an including gilding, bookbinding, calligraphy and etc.

The museum exhibits are displayed in three parts as following: The cultural-historical section; the section of Quranic objects; and the section of contemporary works of art.

A collection of manuscripts and lithographic Qur'an's, the poets’ book, scrolls, prayer books, and Qura’nic pieces are on display in the first sector of the museum.

Works of famous artists such as Mir Ali Heravi, Mohammad Ibrahim Qomi, Abdol Qader Hosseini, and Om-e Salameh are also on display in the museum. The second part contains the objects like wares, vases, boxes, pencil cases, and coins in which the Quranic verses or prayers are somehow included.

The third part has been devoted to the works of contemporary artists especially the painters and calligraphers whose painting, calligraphy, and calligram works are kept in the museum. At present, the museum embraces 650 granted Qura’nic works.

Besides the objects, the internal architecture of the museum and its decorations cannot be overlooked. It is inspired by the Iranian-Islamic style of architecture where a part of the motif of Shamseh (the Sun) has been depicted in each of three stories of the museum.


Source: Iran Daily