Some parts of the clay floor tiles, and the ceramic tiles of the walls of the Eastern tower and the air shaft and the marble veranda of Golestan palace is going to be restored.
Talking to ISNA, Masood Nosrati added that the clay floor tiles of the western part of the palace has been damaged due to the weather conditions.
Nosrati said the project takes to the end of the year and includes much of the Western tower and the other three towers.
He said the wall paintings of the corner rooms are already restored. He went on explaining that the first of the restoration has to be documentation of the ceramic tiles and the identification of the damaged part of the tiles.
The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).
The Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasb I (r. 1524-1576) of the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1750-1779). The Ghajar King, Agha Mohamd Khan (1742-1797) chose Tehran as his capital. The Arg became the site of the Qajar (1794-1925). Court and Golestan Palace became the official residence of the royal family. During the Pahlavi era (1925-1979) Golestan Palace was used for formal royal receptions.
The most important ceremonies used to be held in the Palace during the Pahlavi era were the coronation of Reza Khan (r. 1925-1941) in Takht-e Marmar and the coronation of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (r. 1941-deposed 1979) in the Museum Hall. In its present state, Golestan Palace is the result of roughly 400 years of construction and renovation projects.