New ‘Einsicht’ exhibition at Kreuzberg’s Bumiller Collection gives unique perspective on daily life in 19th century Iran and beyond

 

Breathtaking photography from the Persian empire in the 1860s, together with ancient artifacts and contemporary portraits, are now on display at “Einsicht,” a new exhibition at Kreuzberg’s Bumiller Collection. Some of the photographs, along with several artifacts, have never been seen before outside the Middle East.

The individual pieces originate from Tehran’s Golestan Palace – the Iranian national archive – and were brought to Berlin with the help of the Iranian embassy, the German UNESCO Commission as well as the German Federal Foreign Office.

The organizers hope to build intercultural understanding through the work. It’s an exhibition of “tolerance and acceptance,” says the curator, Boris von Brauchitsch.

Photo by Mollie Cashwell.