Saturday, March 6, 2021

Roshan Firouz

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Roshan Firouz was born in Shiraz, Iran. At the age of 7 she moved to a farm on the outskirts of Tehran where her parents bred Iranian horses and created a unique arboretum, fruit orchards and vineyards. Roshan’s early schooling was at the Iran Suisse school in Tehran, followed by the International School of Tehran. After receiving an undergraduate degree from a university in the US, Roshan went back to Iran to study archaeology at Tehran University. Travel has always featured extensively in Roshan’s life. Early on she accompanied her mother Louise Firouz, who toured archaeological sites in Iran and Afghanistan collecting evidence for a study of the evolution of the Oriental horse. Her father Narcy Firouz was involved in conservation of wildlife in Iran, which required visits to most of the wildlife reserves in the country. Marriage to a British diplomat meant extended stays in many countries on four continents, exposing the family to various cultures and languages. During this time Roshan got a degree in Horticulture and Garden Design and worked with NGO’s helping indigenous people. In 2011 Roshan moved to Florence, Italy where she worked restoring Renaissance frames and statues. Roshan Firouz presently lives in Dublin, Ireland.