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Interview with Diba, Leyla

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Leyla-Diba-Vol-I.pdf Leyla-Diba-Vol-II.pdf Leyla-Diba-Vol-III.pdf Leyla-Diba-Vol-IV.pdf Leyla-Diba-Vol-V.pdf


143pp. + biographical note + index + photograph

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