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The Opulent and Cosmopolitan Legacy of Iran’s Qajar Dynasty

Installation view of <em>The Rose Empire: Masterpieces of 19th Century Persian Art</em> at the Louvre-Lens (photo by Laurent Lamacz, courtesy Louvre-Lens)
Installation view of The Rose Empire: Masterpieces of 19th Century Persian Art at the Louvre-Lens (photo by Laurent Lamacz, courtesy Louvre-Lens)

LENS, France — Last month, on the occasion of the Persian new year celebrations of spring, the Louvre museum’s outpost in northern France opened a major exhibition of Qajar dynasty treasures from present-day Iran. The Rose Empire: Masterpieces of 19th Century Persian Art — curated by Gwenaëlle Fellinger, senior curator of the department of Islamic Art at the Louvre, and Hana Chidiac, head of the North African and Near Eastern collections of the Quai Branly Museum — benefits from key loans from the Golestan Palace, the royal palace of the Qajar dynasty in Tehran, which currently houses an extensive collection of 18th and 19th … Read the rest