Navina Najat Haidar

Navina Najat Haidar received her doctorate from the University of Oxford’s Oriental Institute. She presently serves as Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Met, she was involved in the planning of the Museum’s permanent Islamic galleries and has curated a number of special exhibitions, including Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700Opulence and Fantasy (2015); Treasures from IndiaJewels from the Al-Thani Collection (2014); and Divine Pleasures: Rajput Painting from the Kronos Collection (2016).

Navina is planning a future exhibition on the art of the Jahangir period. She is concurrently working on a book on Mughal architecture and is involved in several independent educational, conservation and creative initiatives in the Middle East and India.