After the Iranian Revolution, the complex became a museum. However, the current presidential palace is located adjacent to the Sa'd Abad compound.
Sad Abad has 18 palaces, which 7 palaces had changed to museums .
Nation Palace: Shah Reza summer villa
Nation Arts Museum (or Africa Museum): Situated in Nation Museum, where Chinese, Indian's and African's Dedications to Shah, is protected
Green Museum: Shah Reza Summer Palace
Anthropology Search Museum: Any kind of Iranian customs, related to culture and civilization of ancient Iran are showed
Military Museum: Equipment and Weapons from Achamenian period to now
Mir Emad Museum: Calligraphy Masterpieces of Mir Emad and his period other calligraphists
Abkar Museum: Klara Abkar Paintings
Behzad Museum (miniature): Hossein Behzad Paintings
Fine Art Museum: 18th & 19th century European Paintings
Water Museum: Keeping, restoring and revenue operation of water in Iran
In two stories, different small and large rooms were served as residence and office of Reza Shah Pahlavi and his son. Rooms were used as sitting room, waiting room, reception hall, dinning hall and bedroom. There are some works of art like figurines and chinaware are kept in showcases. Furniture, chandeliers and paintings are European made. There are four big mural painting the subjects of which are Iranian myths.
Nations museum: This collection consists of various works of art purchased from other countries and represents the civilizations of pre-Islam Iranian, African, Indian, far east, Eskimos, Mayas and contemporary arts of Iranian as well as non-Iranian artists.
First floorwas built in 1932 for Mohammad Reza Shah. Rooms are covered with valuable rugs as follows:
1-Ground floor lobby: Whole silk Kashan rug, 63 sq. m. and whole silk Kerman rug in three section.
2-Living room: 121 sq. m. Kerman rug (Arjmand workshop), medallion corner design.
3-Dining room: 86 sq. m. Kerman rug, Abbasi flower design.
4-Wating room: 56 sq. m. Kerman rug, Medallion Arabesque design.
5-Working room: 73 sq. m. Kerman rug, Medallion corner
Farah bedroom: 75 sq. m Kerman rug (70 wales), medallion corner; and a small pictorial rug with Sheik Sana'an and Christian girl portrait.
Dining room: 145 sq. m. Meshed rug (Amu Oghli workshop), Flower Arabesque design, related to Sheikh Safi Ardebili design, 16th century.
Ceremony Hall: 143 sq. m. Meshed rug, medallion two Vase design.
Living room: 51 sq. m. Meshed rug, medallion corner.
Bedroom: 55 sq. m. Kerman rug, Shah Abbasi, medallion corner.
Lobby: 73 sq. m. Yazd rug. There is also, some coral and ivory decorative things. Around, some color paintings 350 × 810 cm. are found, with epic poem subjects. In north and south side, Bahram Gour in hunting, in west, Rostam and China Emperor fight, which are painted by Hossein Taherzadeh Behzad in 1941.
In this palace, also found, valuable furniture, porcelains and candelabrums, which are mostly dedicated by foreign countries.
It is the first palace built in the complex during Pahlavi dynasty by Reza Shah?s order. The building is called green palace because of the color of its fa?de. The palace is a very nice museum of Persian arts like mirror marquetry, carpets, and illumination and plaster work. It was served as Mohammad Reza?s private palace where some private meetings were held before the Islamic Revolution.
Green palace was built during six years (1922 to 1928) in Reza Shah period, by Jafar Kashani. This palace is covered with three different stones:
1) Isfahan green stone
2) Khamseh Zanjan in middle
3) Italian stone for columns
And have two stages:
Waiting room: 70 sq. m. Kerman rug (70 wales), Shah Abbas design, Silver and gold tissue curtains, with a harmony between carpet, plaster-molding and mirror work.
Reza Shah working room: By a valuable rug, called Zelleh Soltan, 40 sq. m. Tehran rug (30 wales) ,medallion corner (Botteh) flower design is covered. Walls are decorated by Behzad paintings.
Ceremonies Hall: 80 sq. m. Meshed rug (120 wales) flower Arabesque design, and the best kind of mirror works on wall and ceiling .
Reza shah Dinning room: 40 sq. m. Yazd rug (40 wales), Arabesque design, with Behzad paintings on wall.
Corridor: Walls are covered by French Cashmere. Personal Facilities of Reza Shah are placed to be shown.
Reza Shah Bedroom: 4 sq. m. Sarough (Arak) rug (100 wales) medallion corner design covered the floor. Plaster-molding, mirror works and rug have a uni-design.
Living room: Two carpets cover the floor:
1)12 sq. m. (70 wales) Sheik Lotfollah Dome design
2)Isfahan small rug, flower Arabesque design.
Ceremony Hall: Here, find many decorative foreign things; the best is a silver vessel with 110 kilogram weight.
Other palaces are:
Today, there are 10 museums open to the public as follow:
1- Nation palace
Ebrat Palace (Mother)
Vessels Museum (Ashraf Palace)
Farideh Diba Palace
Narural History Museum
And others which are not museum:
1. Shahram Palace
2. Prince Palace
3. Leila Palace
4. Farahnaz Palace
5. Hamid Reza Palace
6. Gholamreza Palace
7. Nasiri Palace
8. Twin Ghajar Palace
In west of this big Palace, a pottery workshop and in south a painting workshop are placed.
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