Malek National Library and Museum was stationed at Malek’s historical house until 1966. From that year the center was transferred to a new building in the central part of Tehran and has expanded its activities.
According to its charter the Library and Museum Center pursues the following objectives:
Execution of Hossein Malek’s Letter of Endowment and encouraging charitable people to donate art works
Preserving the library’s treasured collection and updating them
Preservation, reassessment and introduction of cultural and art works of the past eras
Acquiring exquisite collections and art works
Malek digital library: a step for globalization of information
On the 75th Anniversary of the Endowment of Malek National Library and Museum
German curators at Malek museum
Libraryhe National Malek Library has 19000 recorded titles of Manuscripts from early Islamic centuries to the present and many of them are Unique. Also, there are over 70,000 printed books in Persian-Arabic language, 3400 lithography books, 700 periodicals and about 8000 volumes of printed books in other languages. Malek Library enriches its treasury, unique and masterful resources every year.
MuseumFor over 70 years the name of Haj Hossein Agha Malek has been associated with artistic donation, making it a familiar name among the Iranian lovers of art and culture. In 1964 he conceived the idea of collecting other precious antiques, especially old coins, for the use of scholars alongside of the library, and gradually he collected large numbers of coins, stamps, carpets, paintings, and parchments with the assistance of experts.
Lady Malek Collection
Manuscript and Lithography