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Diba, Leyla

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Tanya Farmanfarmaiyan
Place
New York
Date
August 7 and 13, 1984
Condition
Open
Language
English
Content
143pp. + biographical note + index + photograph
Interviewee Details
Academician; Art Director at Queen Farah's Special Bureau, 1973-1975; Curator-Director of the Negarestan Museum, 1975-1979; Associate Curator for Islamic Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Abstract
Family and educational background; recollections of the workings of the Queen's Bureau under Karim Pasha Bahadori and Hushang Nahavandi; Queen's interest in the arts and patronage of museums; arts in Iran in the 1970s; on Qajar art; museums and private collections in Iran; problems confronting the propagation of the arts in Iran in the 1970s; balance-sheet of the activities of the Negarestan Museum; on the Shiraz Art Festival; on the Queen Farah Foundation; on the patterns of social change in Iran; personal experiences with the Revolution of 1978-79.

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