HOMA TAJ, our screenwriter, director and co-producer, is a filmmaker and museologist who travels extensively. She founded MUSEUMVIEWS Productions, in 2003.
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. Later in the decade, she pursued film and video studies with the former Curator of the Harvard Film Archives.
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 -.
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, D’Amboise founded the National Dance Institute in 1976 with a mission of “inspiring children through the arts.”
Homa’s last film projects include Nantucket Atheneum (short, 2013), Maria’s Comet (short, 2014), Steely Eyed Samurai (short, post-production) and René (feature, script), THE DEALER (feature, development).
MUSEUMVIEWS’ latest advocacy project International Museum Workers Day IMWD, held on June 20, 2017, was greeted by art, heritage and museums workers from 150+ countries around the world.