MUSEUMVIEWS was founded by American museologist & filmmaker Homa Taj (IMDb), in 2003.
Homa holds post-graduate degrees in art history and museology from Harvard University, the Courtauld Institute of Art and University of Oxford.
Homa’s first brush with the art of performance came during high school, on Long Island NY, when she briefly studied with the legendary American dancer & choreographer Jacques D’Amboise. A principal dancer of the New York City Ballet.
Between 1989 and 1999, Homa studied at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory and worked as a production assistant on a number of independent film and theatre projects, in New York City & Boston. Later in the decade, she pursued film and video studies when she made a number of short films including Waiting For Van Gogh and an experimental animation film based on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period masterpiece Seated Nude Back (1902).
Daughter of a painter, Homa’s interest in making films about artists and visual arts inspired her to pursue academic research in art history – museology, history of collecting, and the art market. Homa holds post-graduate degrees in museology (Harvard University); 19th-20th century fine arts and their institutional histories (The Courtauld Institute); and, histories of museums & collecting (University of Oxford). She wrote her unpublished doctoral dissertation on the comparative history of museums and emerging markets, c 1870′s-1940′s, at the University of Oxford, UK.
Three years ago, Homa founded International Museum Workers Day – and advocacy project of MUSEUMVIEWS.