this museum is located to the north of the Ganj Ali
Khan square of Kerman. The ceilings and porches of this structure are
adorned with beautiful plaster works. In the past the premises was a
mint and a government treasury. Internally, the structure is octagonal
and comprises of a chamber, four cubicles in four corners. Presently
ancient coins are on display here.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Kerman or Sanati Museum-Modern art Museum
a former orphanage, this art museum is a pleasant surprise in a town
that can otherwise feel a long way from modern cultural pursuits. In a
Qajar-era building set around an attractive courtyard, the museum houses
paintings, sculptures and stone inlays by famous local artist Sayyed
Ali Akbar Sanati (1916–2006), who spent most of his childhood in the
orphanage. It also exhibits works by younger Iranian artists and even a
bronze hand by Auguste Rodin. Not surprisingly, it’s a good place to
meet open-minded young Kermanis.