The Iran Heritage FoundationDate
Wednesday 28th October, 17.30 (London, GMT)
Since 2009, Dr Sheila Canby has been Curator in Charge of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was previously Curator of Islamic Art and Antiquities at the British Museum (1991-2009), before which she had curated Islamic collections in several museums in the US, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. She has written numerous publications, including: Islamic Art: Close-Up (2015); Shah `Abbas and the Imperial Treasures of Iran (2009); Islamic Art in Detail (2005); and Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-76 (2003).