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Shazad Jaseem Tofiq

Shazad Jaseem Tofiq, Directorate of Antiquities

Host: The British Museum

Project Title: Contemporary Approaches to Museum Design

Research Supervisor: Dr Paul Collins

Shazad Jaseem Tofiq is an Architect at the Sulaimani Directorate of Antiquities and has received a visiting scholarship at The British Museum with Dr Paul Collins, Keeper of Middle East at the British Museum. As part of the visiting scholarship, Dr Shazad observed and systematically analyzed the spatial design, components, and configuration of the collections and architectural elements of the exhibits at four museums from the University of Oxford (Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the History of Science Museum) and the British Museum as case studies.

To learn more about Shazad and his scholarship, you can read our interview with him featured on the Nahrein Network Blog.