SUSAN SCOLLAY A Melbourne based TAASA Committee Member, Susan is an art historian and curator with extensive international experience, having studied and lived in the UK, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. She is widely travelled in the Islamic world and since 1984 has done most of her research work in Turkey. In 2012 she completed her Ph.D. at La Trobe University, Melbourne on the cultural history of the lost 15th century Ottoman palace at Edirne – viewed from the perspectives of its ceremonies and spaces, the art objects and textiles used within the palace walls, its extensive gardens, and the poets, poetry and Persianate culture that inspired it. – TAASA Review June 2013


This article was originally found in the June 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 30).

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Susan was specialist guest co-curator of the manuscript exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne from March to July 2012 and again at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, November 2012 to April 2013.

She edited the exhibition publication, now in its second printing, and a special edition of the La Trobe Journal of the SLV which published papers from the international conference that accompanied the exhibition.

Susan also guest edited the March 2012 issue of the TAASA Review on "Persian Art of Poetry"...