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  • August 11, 2018 News & Events

    Tehran prepares to show the world Shah’s secret Picassos

    A Dutch curator has been invited by Iran to conduct what he calls “contemporary archaeology”, cataloguing its huge collection of modern art, including dozens of works by Picasso. The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is planning a big exhibition next year to showcase pieces held in its vaults as well as works by Iranian and foreign artists. Its intended scale is a sign of Iran’s growing acceptance of and appetite for modern art, despite its conservative clerical leadership. Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the former shah, was an avid collector of…
  • May 24, 2018

    Refugees International 39th Anniversary Dinner, Washington D.C.

    Her Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Mrs. Annie Totah, & Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at Refugees International 39th Anniversary Dinner, Washington D.C. April 24, 2018
  • May 09, 2018

    The Phillips Collection Annual Gala, Washington

    Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi at the Phillips Collection Annual Gala, Washington, with Mr. Dani Levinas, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Phillips Collection, and Mrs. Annie Totah. Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi with Lobbyist and fundraiser Mr. Tony Podesta at the Philips Collection Gala, Washington D.C., 2018 Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, Mrs. Annie Totah and Chairman of the board of trustees of the Phillips Collection Mr. Dani Levinas, 2018 Phillips Collection Gala.
  • May 07, 2018

    Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington National Cathedral

    On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi attended the Gala concert and dinner celebrating PostClassical Ensemble’s first year as Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington National Cathedral. For the event, the cathedral’s huge nave was turned into a banquet room alongside a concert hall. The featured soloist was pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen. Her Majesty Farah with Mrs. Annie Totah, Honorary Chairperson for the First Annual Post Classical Ensemble Gala
  • Apr 29, 2018

    First Ever Release of 1978 Farah Choir Recording

    Payvand.com - "After 40 years, a never-before-heard recording of the Farah Choir, which was supported by the former queen of Persia Farah Diba (Pahlavi), has been released in Europe. The release of the recording, which contains seven Persian folk songs, was planned for 1978, but was halted due to the Islamic Revolution"."In 1973, Farah Pahlavi Charity Foundation commissioned Evlin Baghcheban to establish a conservatory of music in Tehran for orphan children. In this school, Ms. Baghcheban…
  • Mar 06, 2018

    The Negarestan Museum of 18th and 19th Century Iranian Art

    The Negārestān Museum was inaugurated on April 23rd, 1975 (24 Farvardīn, 1354) by Their Majesties Empress Farah and the late Moḥammad Reza Pahlavi. M. Pirnia, “Monarch, Empress Open 'Most Precious Museum'” from Kayhan International, Tehran, April 23, 1975. View of the grounds of Kakh e Marmar Palace, the former Negārestān Museum circled in red, and the Qurʾān Museum, Tehran, Iran (map in the public domain; Google Maps) The Negārestān Museum was situated in downtown Tehran, in a park adjoining…
  • Dec 28, 2017

    Exhibition « Chrétiens d'Orient. 2000 ans d'histoire »

    Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi attended the exhibition « Chrétiens d'Orient. 2000 ans d'histoire » at the 'l'Institut du Monde Arabe' hosted by Mr. Jack Lang, President of the Institute.
  • Dec 25, 2017

    Charles De Gaulle Memorial

    On 20 December 2017, The Charles De Gaulle Memorial received Her Majesty The Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi. After a lunch in which she was able to rediscover the dishes that had been served on Her official trip in 1961, The Empress gathered on the general's tomb before discovering the boisserie as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions of the memorial. , which is visible until 30 December.
  • H.I.M. Empress Farah Pahlavi with H.I.M. Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi
    Oct 09, 2017

    A Queen’s Life!

    Washington’s social season officially began in late September with a Gala Tribute Dinner to honor one of the Twentieth Century’s most respected women, Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi, the former Shahbanu (Empress) of Iran. Almost two hundred select members from Washington’s most respected and fashionable families gathered at the Potomac, Maryland, home of renowned philanthropist and Chairwoman Extraordinaire Annie Totah, to welcome the Empress and her Royal Family with an evening of…
  • Oct 05, 2017

    Party with Purpose

    His Imperial Highness Prince Reza Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Highness Princess Noor Pahlavi, Her Imperial Highness Princess Iman Pahlavi and Her Imperial Highness Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi at Acumen Young Benefactors’ Bash organized by Her Imperial Highness Princess Noor Pahlavi on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in New York City. Acumen is an organization, which is truly changing the way the world attacks poverty. Through its investments acumen allows…
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    Aug 01, 2017

    Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi of Iran expresses 'gratitude' towards Egyptians

    CAIRO - 30 July 2017: On January 16, 1979, the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left Tehran after being overthrown by the Iranian Islamic revolution. The airplanes carrying Shah Pahlavi and his family, including his wife, Empress Farah Diba took off from Tehran airport and headed to Aswan International Airport in southern Egypt, where they were received by the late President Mohammed Anwar Sadat, and his wife Mrs. Jehan Sadat. Therefore, on the 37th anniversary of the death of her husband the…
  • Jan 15, 2017

    Foundation Stephane Bern pour l histoire et le Patrimoine

    HIM Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi with Princess Noor at the Foundation Stephane Bern pour l histoire et le Patrimoine Photo by Luc Castel
  • Oct 12, 2016

    The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Leka of Albania

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    Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi Attends The Royal Wedding Of HRH Prince Leka of Albania TIRANA, ALBANIA - Oct 7, 2016
  • Sep 25, 2016

    THE RENE MAGRITTE EXHIBITION, CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

    Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi at the Rene Margritte exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris September 2016
  • Dec 23, 2011

    The Shah and Shahbanou inaugurate the steel industry complex of Isfahan

    The establishment of an iron and steel plant had been in the mind of Iranians since the early decade of the 20th century. The first attempt was made in the late 1930s during the reign of H.I.M.Reza Shah Pahlavi with the assistance of German companies, since no other country would help at the time. But the outbreak of World War II brought the construction works to a standstill and the project was never completed. Almost two decades after World War II due to speedy recovery in the economic…
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