The Emamzadeh Yahya at Varamin

The Past, Present, and Future of an Iranian Shrine, with Keelan Overton.

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  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

The Emamzadeh Yahya at Varamin is simultaneously an architectural monument of Iran’s Ilkhanid period (1265-1353), a living sacred space and community centre, a cultural heritage site that has experienced destruction and renewal, and an ‘object’ on display in over forty museums worldwide, including the V&A, via its exceptional lustre tiles.

Join Keelan Overton as she explores the shrine’s many looks, functions, stories, and stakeholders over the last seven hundred years and introduces an interdisciplinary project in progress devoted to the site.

The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a drinks reception.