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Qajar Museum (Amir Nezam's House)

Qajar Museum (Amir Nezam's House)

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The Amir Nezam House or The Qajar Museum of Tabriz, is a historical building in the Sheshgelan district, one of the oldest quarters of the city of Tabriz, Iran. The base of the edifice covers an area of 1200 square meters. This monument which since 2006 houses a museum dedicated to the Qajar dynasty (1781-1925), was built in the period of the Crown Prince Abbas Mirza (1789-1833). It was renovated by Hasan-Ali Khan.

Hasan-Ali Khan, Amir Nezam Garousi, was born in 1820 in Bijar, in the Kurdistan Province. For a period of twenty-two years he served in various governmental positions. In the subsequent periods, the house was employed as the official residence of the provincial governors of Azerbaijan. Because of persistent neglect over a long period of time, this building had come to be in such a bad state of disrepair that for a time it was seriously considered to demolish it and build a school in its place. Between 1993-2006 it has been subject of an extensive renovation process and since the completion of this undertaking it has been granted the National Heritage status.


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