Dedicated to the story of the rich artistic heritage and history of Iran through a myriad of works of art and antiquities from 3rd millennium BC up to the 18th century, this collection of objects and manuscripts supports the Iranian and Islamic art modules.
Established with a gift of 50,000 items, this digital humanities project will make available rare photographic records of historically and culturally significant architecture of Iran, the wider Middle East and Central Asia.
The University holds rare printed books, manuscripts, photographs and a rich archive of papers relating to Iran and the Persianate world. Highlights include diplomatic gifts and first editions.
Named in memory of Morteza Avini (1947–1993), the collection comprises of 516 books and films (documentary and fiction) on different topics and angles relating to the Iran-Iraq war.
Donations of rare works in written, print, art and digital formats continue to expand the materials on offer to students and scholars alike. If you are interested in adding to these, please contact us to discuss further.