We welcome your help in building this vital collection of photographs of Iran before 1945.

Do you have individual images or albums of photographs taken in Iran before the mid-twentieth century? Please consider donating them to the Freer and Sackler Archives. Your contributions will help this website to grow and inform scholars, researchers, and interested members of the public around the world. Email AVRreference@si.edu for more information.

Please note that we are unable to accept every potential gift. Do not send your collection unless requested to do so. Accepted gifts to the Smithsonian are tax-deductible under Section 170(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, in accordance with IRS regulations. The Smithsonian provides written acknowledgment of all charitable donations.

The Archives cannot provide appraisals. Prospective donors who require or desire a monetary assessment are encouraged to contact an independent appraiser or a member of the American Society of Appraisers (800.272.8258).