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Free Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond Exhibition

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Now it is Melbourne's chance to celebrate the beauty of Perisan art. Love and Devotion: From Perisa and Beyond is a free exhibition held at the State Library of Victoria until the 1 July 2012. Witness the Persian stories of human and divine love. Expect to see quality Persian art that was on show at the University of Oxford.



If you love beauty, art and history rolled into one, then you will love this exhibition, and for the record it seems that many Melburnians are falling in love with this exhibition which features over 60 artworks. The crowds are out in full force and guided tours are also available in addition to a variety of different events related to this exhibition.

The State Library of Victoria Foundation is also wanting to raise $100,000 to purchase two quality Persian manuscripts called The Khamsa, which features legendary love stories by Nizami and The Tutinana, a classic fable by Nakhshabi. Both are on show in the foyer with the intention of owning them for generations to come.

Beautiful Persian art at the Love and Devotion exhibition


If you were to ask me which of the portraits stand out, I honestly could not tell you. They are all unique and divine in their own way.

Furthermore, some of the events and activities that form part of the Love and Devotion exhibition include:

Love and Devotion: Persian Cultural Crossroads conference, which is on from the 12th to the 14th of April 2012. There is a charge to attend this conference and bookings must be made on the State Library of Victoria's website.

Persian Cultural Day on Sunday the 3 June 2012 from 10am to 4pm. Entry to this day is free and no bookings are required, and free entertainment is on Sunday the 1 July 2012.

The book on Love and Devotion is also available for purchase at the Readings bookstore at the library.


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Why? Greater appreciation of Perisan art, beauty and culture
When: 10am-5pm every day except for Thursday's from 10am-9pm during exhibition dates
Closed on Good Friday
Where: State Library of Victoria
Cost: Free
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