Amir Nezam House

The Amir Nezām House (Persian: خانه امیرنظام, "Khaneh-e Amir Nezām", Azeri: Emir Nizamin evi), or The Qajar Museum of Tabriz, is a historical building in the "Shesh-gelan" district (محلة ششگلان, "Mahaleh-e Shesh-gelan"), one of the oldest quarters of the city of Tabriz, Iran. The base of the edifice covers an area of 1200 square metres. This monument which since 2006 houses a museum dedicated to the Qajar dynasty (1781-1925), was built in the period of the Crown Prince Abbas Mirza (1789-1833). It was renovated by Hasan-Ali Khan (حسنعلی خان), Amir Nezām Garrousi (امیرنظام گروسی), in his position as the Major-domo of Azarbaijan, and used as his residency. In the subsequent periods, the house was employed as the official residence of the provincial governors of Azarbaijan. Because of persistent neglect over a long period of time, this building had come to be in such a bad state of disrepair that for a time it was seriously considered to demolish it and build a school in its place. Between 1993-2006 it has been subject of an extensive renovation process and since the completion of this undertaking it has been granted the National Heritage status.

The "Shesh-gelan" district has been Governor's seat during the Ilkhanate dynasty.

Hasan-Ali Khan, Amir Nezām Garrousi (حسنعلی خان امیر نظام گروسی), was born in 1880 in Bijar, in the Kurdistan Province. For a period of twenty-two years he served in various governmental positions. In particular, for a period he was in charge of the Iranian students sent to Europe by the government of Iran. He also served as the General of the Garrus Army and Head of the Security Guards of the High Court and of Arg-e Tabriz. He is buried in Mahan, in the Kerman Province. He is best remembered for his exemplary prose in the Persian language.


The Amir Nezām House is located in "Shesh-gelan" Alley.


* "The Amir Nezām House" (East Azarbaijan Cultural Heritage Handycraft And Tourism Organization). []
* "The Bijar Township" (شهرستان بیجار) in the Persian Wikipedia. [] The date of birth of Amir Nezām as given here (i.e. 1880) differs from that given in the following article by Dr Firous Malek-Madani (i.e. 1821).
* Firouz Malek-Madani, PhD, "Hassan-Ali Khan Garrousi, Amir Nezām", Rozaneh Magazine, January-February 2006: ( [ Outline] , [ Article. Part I] ).
* Iranian Student's Tourism & Traveling Agency, ISTTA. ( [ English] ), ( [ Persian] )

See also

* The Behnam House

External links

* "Picture gallery", Tabriz Islamic Art University (دانشگاه هنر اسلامی تبریز), Tabriz, Iran (in Persian). []

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