Persian art

British Museum’s planned Cyrus Cylinder loan to Jerusalem sparks protests from Iran

The London institution says ancient clay drum is in the US but future venues are unconfirmed

How Britain tried to use the Cyrus Cylinder for political gain

As The British Museum prepares to loan the Cyrus Cylinder to Iran, The Art Newspaper remembers the Persian antiquity's first visit to its home nation in 1971


British Museum’s Iran exhibition scheduled for 2005 after 2002 postponement

The successful procurement of these loans may be a sign of more collaborative projects to come between the British Museum and Iran

Iran's National Museum of Art touring exhibition currently at Antikenmuseum Basel chronicles seven thousand years of Persian art

The show is an attempt by Prime Minister Ayatollah Khatami to eliminate bad feeling between Iran and the West, and to spread awareness about the archaeological sites in the country under threat

The publication of 'The splendour of Iran' is a landmark of the independence of native academics.

Archaeologically, architecturally and art-historically, Iran is very much on the move

Interview with Shirin Neshat: Where madness is the greatest freedom

Telling universal stories about love, insanity, and death through film and music


Trade embargo on Iran partially lifted

The textile trade, especially in carpets, will improve but metalworks and manuscripts are still restricted

State Hermitage Museum's show of Iranian jewellery from Patti Birch's collection recalls an age where the export of archaeological finds was legal

The Shah's policy decreed that private individuals could sponsor excavations and keep a portion of the finds


The Brooklyn Museum's landmark show of Qajar art exposes Iran’s more liberal roots

The first survey of a fashion for portraiture that swept the Persian court lifts the veil on Iranian history


Collector profile: Abolala Soudavar – bibliophily in the blood

His great Persian manuscript paintings are now on loan to the Sackler