BIPS regrets to announce the passing of renowned Iranian scholar Dr Abdullah Ghouchani, on Thursday, 6 August 2020, in Tehran.
He is survived by his wife Mahnaz Rahimifar and his two daughters, Behnaz and Golnaz.
Abdullah Ghuchani was one of the leading epigraphists, numismatists and Islamic Art historians with expertise in Persian and Arabic, who generously shared his deep knowledge with colleagues worldwide. He joined the Archaeological Centre of Iran in 1977 and until his retirement in 2005 he was also active in the National Museum of Iran and the Archaeological Research Centre of Iran. He became a Research Fellow in the Islamic Department of the Metropolitan Museum, and also acted as a consultant at various other museums including Los Angles, Toronto, Oxford, London and Berlin.
We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his wife, daughters and all his family.