Panorama.am reports that the Marble Palace, one of Tehran’s historic buildings and royal residences, will become open to the public after decades of inactivity.
The Marble Palace was built in 1934-1937 by the order of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The Palace was based on the design of Iranian-Armenian architect Leon Tadosyan.
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979-1981, the Marble Palace would for a short time serve as a museum. However, it would soon be transferred to the government and shut down. All historical artifacts from the Marble Palace, including furniture, were moved to the Tehran Museum of Fine Arts.
ifpnews.com reports that this year, the Mostazafan Foundation of Islamic Revolution acquired the historical site and is intending to turn it into a museum again.