Iran National Museum is a ‘ mother museum’ because it is the largest, the most important and the oldest museum of the country. In terms of volume, variety and quality of the works is also one of the few big museums in the world. Unique display of the works from the Paleolithic to the Islamic eras, in the form of two “ancient” and “Islamic” parts, leaves us a unique memory of the museum. The National Museum of Iran was inaugurated in 1316 Persian Calendar.
Now the National Museum of Iran has 13 different sections, including sections of prehistoric, historic, Islamic, stamps and coins, restoration, epigraph and scrolls, library and documentation center, research the history of Iranian art, research of Nations’ history and civilization, photography, public relations and International relations, information center and physical protection systems, all of which have been set up during years.