Opening of Farah Pahlavi Foundation Exhibition in Paris

Grand Opening Of The Farah Pahlavi Foundation Exhibition In Paris

“As long as there is art, there is hope to bring people together.”
Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi

The exhibition of the Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi Foundation opened this morning in Paris. Held at Fiap Jean Monnet, 14th arrondissement of Paris, it showcases the artworks of 82 artists, including painters and photographers, as well as digitally broadcasting 70 sculptures.
Visitors can obtain (free) tickets via QR code or the link below and visit the exhibition seven days a week, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Free Tickets

Receiving The Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque Award

Her Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi received the Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque from Dr. Marek Sobola.

Presentation of the Servare et Manere highest award to Her Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi, Shahbanou of Iran
Paris, March 2024

The Secretary-General and founder of the Slovak NGO Servare et Manere Mr Marek Sobola handed the Servare et Manere highest award to Her Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi, Shahbanou of Iran.

Servare et Manere is a Slovak non-governmental and nonprofit association in Žilina. The organization was originally founded to promote cultural and historical monuments in Slovakia, including their restoration and reconstruction. In the summer of 2022, Servare et Manere was granted a Special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC. Since 2018, following the establishment of the international Tree of Peace project, the main role of Servare et Manere is to support activities related to the development of peace and friendship at the international and domestic levels. Tree of Peace initiative is aimed at the preservation of historical memory, fostering ideas of peace and friendship among the nations, and spreading an ecological message by planting trees as a symbol of peace. The main goal of the project is to promote a message of peace and interfaith dialogue. So far, 33 Trees of Peace in 20 countries on 4 continents have been planted. The Tree of Peace initiative joins together two important issues of our time, the first being peace and the second the climate crisis.

By awarding the Tree of Peace Memorial Plaque, Servare et Manere expresses its highest gratitude to eminent personalities and governmental and non-governmental organizations who have contributed immensely to the spread of ideas of understanding, friendship, and unity among nations. Her Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi, Shahbanou of Iran is a strong advocate of peace and deeply cares about the protection and preservation of nature.

During the inspiring and interesting conversation, both actors mainly discussed cultural topics as well as landscape architecture. The tradition and style of garden design and art represented by Persian gardens have influenced garden design from Andalusia to India and beyond. Since its inception, Persian garden art has tried to imitate the idea of the Garden of Eden. This historical garden heritage is very rich and has been preserved until today. That’s why up to nine Persian gardens scattered throughout Iran were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011! Marek Sobola, whose profession is landscape architecture, therefore brought the book “Parky a Sady v Žiline” (Parks and Orchards in Žilina) to Her Majesty as one of his gifts, of which he is a co-author.

Her Majesty also opened the topic of the possibility of implementing the Tree of Peace initiative in some African countries, such as the Kingdom of Morocco or the Arab Republic of Egypt, which has an extremely rich history, not only in construction but also in garden art. Africa is the only continent where not a single Tree of Peace is growing yet.

Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi Foundation Exhibition

Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi Foundation has organized this exhibition to support artists.

Paris – April/May 2024

Fiap Jean Monnet has the pleasure of inviting you to discover the Private Art Collection of Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi.

From April 8 to May 24, 2024,
Open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Fiap Jean Monnet, 30 Rue
Cabanis, Paris 75014

Founder of numerous museums such as the Negarestan Museum, the Tehran Carpet Museum, the Museum of Ancient Ceramics and Glassware in Tehran, the Reza Abbassi Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, as well as the creator of the Institute for the intellectual development of children and young adults, the festival of Shiraz and Touss, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, has for decades developed Art and culture in Iran.

Since the change of the Iranian regime 45 years ago, artists still consider their Empress as a refuge, a portrait of the free woman, and a reference for Art and Culture.

Since last year, the Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi Foundation has taken over and continues the mission to support artists and preserve this beautiful collection.

This first exhibition in Paris is a selection of more than 70 artworks acquired or offered after 1979, the majority created by Iranian artists.

The exhibition curator: Vanecha Roudbaraki

Contact: (+33)6 62 70 22 88,

Photo reports and articles only on request 48 hours in advance.

The Commemorative Concert In Los Angeles

The Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi Foundation is proud to announce its commencement for promoting Iranian history, culture, and heritage.  In solidarity, a splendid concert was organized in Los Angeles on December 9, 2023 by the outstanding singer and composer, Dr. Shahkar Bineshpajooh.  
Her Majesty Farah is deeply touched by Dr. Bineshpajooh’s patronage.  She extends her thanks and appreciation to all honored compatriots and well-wishers who attended this monumental event.

Coin minted in France for International Women’s Year

Coin minted in France in honor of
Her Imperial Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi of Iran
for International Women’s Year, 1975.

Inscription on the coin, in French

Translation from French to English:

Iranian astronaut as mission commander to the ISS

Jasmin Moghbeli, an astronaut of Iranian descent selected by NASA as the mission commander to the (International space station) ISS.

I am very pleased that Iranian-born astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli has been chosen as the commander of the NASA mission currently working on the International Space Station. The selection of an Iranian woman as a leader for such a momentous assignment is an honor for all Iranians. I congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Commander Jasmin Moghbeli as well as her family and send my best wishes for her continuous success and happiness.

Farah Pahlavi

Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award

Presentation of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor International Humanitarian Award 2023

Her Majesty the Shahbanou of Iran is the 2023 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor International Humanitarian Award.  The award was presented to Her Majesty the Shahbanou at a reception on May 13, 2023, by the Ellis Island Honors Society Chairman Nasser Kazeminy.  At the presentation of the Medal to Her Majesty Chairman Kazeminy said:

“As a child of Iran, I wanted to personally express my gratitude to Her Majesty for her tireless work on behalf of those less fortunate and her efforts to secure freedom for our people.  Your Majesty is an icon of bravery, leadership, and service, and tonight, we are truly blessed to be in the presence of such greatness and Generosity of spirit.”

Your Majesty, as Chairman of the Ellis Island Honors Society, I’m proud and humbled to present you with the International Humanitarian Award.”
In response, Her Majesty remarked:

“Thank you, Chairman Kazeminy and the distinguished Ellis Island Honor Society.  I am happy to be here with you all and to celebrate our work to better the world.  I am also grateful to the United States of America for being a refuge of democracy and freedom for so many people.  I dedicate this award to the women of Iran who are courageously fighting for equality and freedom from oppression… “Woman Life Freedom”
with the hope that light will overcome darkness.”

The passing of Doctor Firouz Naderi

It is with great sadness that I learned about the untimely death of the distinguished compatriot, Firoz Naderi. Despite decades of distance, his love and attachment to Iran was a clear example of loyalty to his hometown, a point that Prince Reza and I witnessed when we met him at my home in Paris years ago, a bond that continues to exist in these years. stayed in place

The position he reached in space science is a source of pride for me and all Iranians, and his place is empty for all of us.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to Naderi’s dear family and countless friends for this tragic event.

First female architect at the Academie des Beaux-Arts

At the invitation of Ms. Anne Démians, the first female architect to be inducted into the Académie des beaux-arts in the architectural department, Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi, a long-time member of the Academy, attended Ms. Demians induction ceremonies on January 18, 2023.

Her Majesty Queen Farah Pahlavi and M. Anne Demians

The funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II

The funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II, the last king of Greece.

“On January 16, 2023, and by invitation of Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi attended the funeral of His Late Majesty King Constantine II, last king of Greece who reigned for only three years before being forced into exile in 1967. His sister-in-law, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; his sister, Sofia, former Queen of Spain; and his second cousin Princess Anne were among the many royalties present that day.”