Peyman Maadi and Goli Emami in the private opening exhibition

Few remember the short-lived Farabi University, where Emami once held the ideal job for a voracious reader with a passion for the arts. In 1975, Emami was recruited to curate the library for the newly established Farabi University. The brainchild of Farah [née Diba] Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza Shah’s French-educated wife, who along with her husband, the last Shah, was forced to leave the country during the Revolution. Farabi University was to complement Tehran Art University’s traditional curriculum with a new and modern program of postgraduate studies.