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Mostafa Dehpahlavan

University of Tehran

Assistant Professor and Director of the Negarestan and Moghadam Museums

Country: Iran

ITP Year: 2014


Mostafa is currently working as the Director of the Negarestan and Moghadam Museums. He is a PhD student and assistant professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Tehran. His major interests lie in the fields of museology, archaeology and history of Seleucid and Parthian periods (Hellenistic era) in ancient cultural Iran.

Mostapha is also Director of the Research Institute of the Cultural Heritage Organisation of Iran.

Moghadam Museum is an historical home that is also used as a local museum. Negarestan Museum is also an historical palace and old university. Mostafa manages the conservation and restoration of buildings and objects, as well as the archaeological and historical research projects related to the two museums. He has a great interest in archaeological research in museums, as well as educational programmes for children and students.

Since 2016 Mostafa has been conducting research for three projects at three museums – National Museum of Iran, Malek Museum, Bojnord Museum – on numismatics and archaeology.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Mostafa was based in the Coins and Medals Department and his partner placement was spent at Lincoln Museum and Nottingham University Museum.

In 2016, participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a single ‘spotlight’ object.  Mostafa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Royal Archer.

Mostafa’s place on the programme was generously supported by the Altajir Trust.