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Scholars in Residence

Since 2004, Shangri La has hosted Scholars-in-Residence whose work complements the collection while also advancing the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures. Selected scholars pursue their own academic research and may contribute a paper to the online academic series Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art. In addition, scholars present public programs, such as lectures and workshops, for a local audience and may also film a short video clip for Scholar Favorites.

Marcus Milwright

Marcus Milwright

Project Title: Combining Text and Artefact in the Study and Display of Syrian...

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Thalia Kennedy

Thalia Kennedy

While in residence at Shangri La, Thalia Kennedy conducted research on Shangri La's Mughal Suite.

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Linda Komaroff

Linda Komaroff

During her residency, Dr. Linda Komaroff prepared an essay contextualizing Doris Duke's...

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Olga Bush

Olga Bush

While in residence at Shangri La, Dr. Olga Bush studied the relationship between architecture and textiles...

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Wheeler Thackston

Wheeler Thackston

During his residency at Shangri La, renowned translator Dr. Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr. translated Persian...

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Yves Porter

Yves Porter

While in residence at Shangri La, Islamic Art Historian Dr. Yves Porter examined and researched Shangri La’s...

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