We would like to introduce you to Dr. Verena Daiber, Auctionata expert in Islamic and Oriental Art.
Dr. Verena Daiber received a classic humanistic education, including the study of Latin, Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew. Due to her early interest in art, she decided on a course of study in an archaeological discipline by reference to the Middle East. She participated in several excavation campaigns in Tell Sheikh Hamad and Aleppo, Syria, where she deepened her knowledge. During a one-year study stay, she also could finished an Arabic language class and an internship at the Goethe Institute in Damascus.
After her Master's degree in Near Eastern Archeology and Arabic Studies at the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Verena Daiber started her career as an academic assistant in the branch office at the German Archaeological Institute in Damascus. She worked also as a participant of the Baalbek project to refurbish medieval ceramics. Furthermore, she has been an author and editor of various publications for the EuroMed project “Discover Islamic Art in the Mediterranean“ of the virtual Museum With No Frontiers and coordinated the translations into the Arabic language. Subsequently, she received a doctorate on the subject: ”The building and cultural history of Damascus in regard to the earthquakes of 1173/1759” at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, and carried out teaching assignments for the courses Islamic Art History and Archeology. Dr. Verena Daiber was awarded the Görres bookseller's shop thesis prize for her dissertation.
Since 2009, the expert works as a lecturer for special tasks in the professorship for Arabic Studies (Institute for Oriental Studies) at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg. She was able to make many discoveries throughout her career which, based on her research, unveiled the meaning of objects, buildings and inscriptions in their cultural and historical context. Her work is associated with a passion for many different objects she has worked and is still working with. Their characteristics and manifold aspects always leave impressive memories.
Dr. Verena Daiber lives and works in Bamberg.