Visit of PhD Candidate Tiffany Floyd - 27.Jan - 25.Mar.2019

Tiffany Floyd is a PhD Candidate in Art History at Columbia University in the City of New York. Tiffany specializes in twentieth-century Iraqi art, working on understanding the relationship between Iraqi modern art and the country's rich antique past. Her research interests include the politics of archaeology, the construction of modern artistic identity in Iraq, and the preservation of Iraq's cultural heritage. As a graduate student, Tiffany has worked on several important field projects including the Mathaf Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World and the Modern Art Iraq Archive.

 

Praise for the Ibrahimi Collection by PhD Candidate Tiffany Floyd

For the past two months, I have had the distinct pleasure of conducting research at the Ibrahimi Collection. I can easily say that Dr. Hasanain Ibrahimi’s collection and accompanying library are among the foremost assemblies of Iraq-focused art and archival material in the Arab world and beyond. Dr. Hasanain and the Ibrahimi Collection’s wonderful staff endeavor with great efforts to organize, catalogue, document and present a plethora of artistic and archival resources for the convenient use of the art community and researchers. The Collection is clearly keen to encourage and aid scholarship in the field of Iraqi art studies. Indeed, Dr. Hasanain’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and hospitality made my research trip to Amman both productive and fun!