Talin Ghazarian ’16
Associate Manager, Price Database, Artnet

Talin Ghazarian
Ghazarian works with auction houses based in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to track works of art sold at auctions.

The database is a valuable resource for appraisers, buyers, insurers, as well as artist foundations monitoring stolen or fraudulent works, and art crime research centers concerned with issues of provenance. Recently, Ghazarian has also become involved with fundraising and advocacy work to preserve Armenian cultural heritage sites in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Ghazarian has always been passionate about art, history, and the preservation of cultural heritage and memory. She has a BA in Art History and Middle Eastern Studies from Wellesley College. While at Wellesley, Ghazarian participated in the Global Engagement Internship Program, being the first student to go to Morocco and establish a relationship with the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. There, she worked to digitize the glass slide negatives collection as well as archive the Paul Bowles music collection. She was a 2015 Albright Fellow, and did her corresponding internship in Yerevan, Armenia at the Matendaran (Mesrop Mashtots Institute for Ancient Manuscripts). She also worked as a DeLorme Fellow for the Davis Museum. Ghazarian was a recipient of the Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study and went on to complete her MPhil in Assyriology from Darwin College at the University of Cambridge. Her research focused on the perception of Assyrian palatial reliefs in Europe at the time of the first excavations, and the impact of the discoveries on European artists.

Ghazarian speaks Armenian, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic, and can read and interpret Akkadian, Monumental Old Babylonian, and Neo-Assyrian dialects of Cuneiform script.