Past Exhibition Ran from 29 May 2021 to 12 September 2021

Epic Iran

★★★★★ Explores five jaw-dropping millennia of cultural history.

The Guardian

This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Exploring 5,000 years of art, design and culture, Epic Iran shined a light on one of the greatest historic civilisations, its journey into the 21st century and its monumental artistic achievements, which remain unknown to many.

Exhibition Trailer

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Epic Iran is organised by the V&A with the Iran Heritage Foundation in association with The Sarikhani Collection

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Epic Iran

With thanks to: The Godwin Family, Darioush Winery, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation, The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts, The Soudavar Memorial Foundation, The Arah Foundation, Dr Amir Ali Farman-Farma and The Altajir Trust.

Background image: Detached folio from an illuminated manuscript of the Shahnameh for Shah Tahmasp, 1525 – 35, Tabriz. The Sarikhani Collection, I.MS.4025.