Shah 'Abbas

The Remaking of Iran

19 February – 14 June 2009
Exhibition closed


Two portraits, two views

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Sheila Canby, exhibition curator, discusses two very different portraits of Shah 'Abbas giving an insight into his character.

Produced and directed by Amir Amirani (Amirani Films) and edited by Mark James

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In partnership with the National Museum of Iran and the Iranian Cultural Heritage,
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Research funded by AHRC and ESRC

In association with the
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