Navina Najat Haidar(2018)

Navina Najat Haidar holds the position of Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she has been involved in researching, exhibiting, and interpreting the arts of South Asia and the Islamic Middle East. Haidar has organized the exhibitions ‘Opulence and Fantasy: Sultans of Deccan India, c.1500-1700’, ‘Divine Pleasures, Rajput and Pahari Painting from the Kronos Collection’, and ‘Treasures from India, Jeweled arts from the Al-Thani collection’, among others. Her most recent paper, delivered at the Getty Museum, was on Rembrandt and the Mughals. Her future projects include a book on the jali screen in Indian architecture, an exhibition on the age of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and a study of the exchanges between Mughal and Safavid painting in the second half of the 17th century.