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Scholar Favorites

Launched in July 2012, Scholar Favorites presents highlights of the Islamic art collection preserved by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) in Honolulu. In each short video clip, an expert in the field of art history, history and/or art conservation discusses a favorite work of art in the collection, which s/he has had the opportunity to study firsthand at Shangri La. The July 2012 launch features objects from Syria, Turkey, and Egypt: a c.1900 Syrian clog, 18th century 'ajami wood paneling in the Damascus Room, a 17th century Turkish silk velvet, and a pair of c.1900 Egyptian stands (kursis).

Morris Rossabi, Professor of Inner Asian and East Asian Studies at Columbia University, New York


Aditi Chandra, Assistant Professor of Islamic and South Asian Art at the University of California, Merced

Scholar in Residence July 21 - August 11, 2013


Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art at the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley

Scholar in Residence June 3 - 23, 2013


Jennifer Scarce, Honorary Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

Scholar in Residence November 26 - December 14, 2012


Anke Scharrahs, Conservator specializing in polychrome wooden surfaces

Damascus Room colloquium participant June 27 - 28, 2012

Visit the Damascus Room on Shangri La's Virtual Tour


Amanda Phillips, Fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Scholar in Residence June 25 - July 13, 2012


Marcus Milwright, Associate Professor, Department of History in Art, University of Victoria

Scholar in Residence April 16 - May 4, 2012



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