Tehran’s Museum of Glass Painting, the only one of its kind in Iran and the second one in the world, is a unique museum showcasing reverse paintings on glass.

Reverse painting on glass is an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image.

The art form was introduced to Iran in the Safavid era from Eastern Europe, India, and China.

The glass painting museum is part of an old building in central Tehran (Hedayat Street) dating back to about 100 years ago. Specifically focused on this particular type of art, the museum is home to a large collection of Iranian glass paintings.

What follows are photos of the museum retrieved from ISNA and Tehran Picture Agency:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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