Museum of Sohrab

The ApartmentCollectionLibraryArchives
The Other ApartmentEventsPublications

The ApartmentCollectionLibraryArchives
The Other ApartmentEventsPublications

About Museum of Sohrab
Museum of Sohrab is a house museum with a collection comprising of artist-curator Sohrab Kashani's belongings including his furniture and hundreds of objects and documents that are on display in the apartment. The museum also houses a room featuring memorabilia and documents from Kashani's art practice together with a library that contains books and other types of publications on Contemporary Arts, Social Sciences, and a variety of different topics (Blue Room) and a room with a comprehensive archive of Persian literature, books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s (White Room). Kashani himself lives and works inside the Museum of Sohrab.

3D model of Museum of Sohrab

Virtual Tour of Museum of Sohrab

Director: Sohrab Kashani

Photography: Sohrab Kashani, Shirin Rezaee, Sina Najaflou, Siavash Naghshbandi
Website design and development: Sohrab Kashani
3D, 360 videos, and AR/VR experiences: Sohrab Kashani

Interns: Sara Khoshab, Kamran Vasigh

Visit Museum of Sohrab
Museum of Sohrab is by appointment only. Events at Museum of Sohrab are by invitation only and RSVP required. Access to the collection, the Blue Room Library, the White Room Archives, Sazmanab Video Library, and the Sazmanab Digital Archives require advanced booking.
Admission to Museum of Sohrab is Free.
To book an appointment please visit our online appointment system. The address and directions will be provided upon confirmation of booking.
> Online appointment system

Contact Museum of Sohrab
To get in touch with Museum of Sohrab please contact us using one of the following e-mail addresses:
General inquiries: info(at)
White Room: whiteroom(at)
Studio: studio(at)

The Apartment
Museum of Sohrab has four main rooms: The Studio, the Blue Room, the White Room, and the Bedroom.
The Studio
Sohrab Kashani's art studio.

The Blue Room
The heart and soul of the apartment. The Blue Room holds the Blue Room Library and the Museum of Sohrab's collection highlights.

The White Room
The White Room holds a comprehensive archive of Persian literature, books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s. The White Room's furniture, electronics, and other objects in the room all come from the same period. The White Room was the Event Room before COVID-19 outbreak and exhibitions and talks were held part of Sazmanab programming.

White Room (2020-now)

Event Room (2019-2020)

The Bedroom
Sohrab Kashani's bedroom. The bedroom holds electronics and other objects mainly from the 1980s.

The collection of Museum of Sohrab comprises of Sohrab Kashani's belongings including his furniture and hundreds of objects and documents that are on display in the apartment. The museum also houses a room featuring memorabilia and documents from Kashani's art practice.

The Blue Room Library
The Blue Room Library holds a variety of books, journals, and other publications related to the arts, cultural discourses, and social sciences. While there is an assortment of texts, there are specific sections dedicated to art history, monographs on artists, and exhibition catalogues featuring the work of artists from Iran, the Middle East, and other parts of the world.

The White Room Archives
The White Room Archives holds a comprehensive archive of Persian literature, books, magazines, and newspapers dating back to the early 1950s.

The Other Apartment
The Other Apartment was a collaborative project between Sohrab Kashani and Pittsburgh-based artist Jon Rubin that occurred simultaneously at the Museum of Sohrab in Tehran, and an exact replica of its apartment and all of its contents at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, U.S..
Using detailed photographs from Kashani (who was not able to travel to the U.S. due to the travel ban on Iranian citizens), the artists worked with a team of fabricators to meticulously recreate the Museum of Sohrab's facade, interior architecture, and all of Kashani's personal possessions. From his soap dish to his furniture, everything in The Other Apartment was purchased, altered, or entirely fabricated to replicate what existed at the Museum of Sohrab.
Since 2008, Kashani has used his apartments as spaces for exhibiting contemporary art and as art residencies. For the run of the project, Kashani and Rubin operated the space together in The Other Apartment and produced exhibitions, programs, and events where every object, video, and performance that happened in one space was reproduced for the other, keeping both apartments identical across the 6,300 miles that separated them.
The Other Apartment functions as a series of theoretical and practical questions within the sad absurdity of our current political condition: What if there was more than one absolute reality; can you build a space that functions as a loophole around national borders and economic sanctions; and what gets lost and gained in the act of duplication?
> For more information visit The Other Apartment's website.

Museum of Sohrab at Bon-gah Art Book Fair 2021

Photos by Sina Najaflou

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