Simon Rettig

Dr Simon Rettig is Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Islamic World at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He received his MA and Doctorate from the Université de Provence, France. He curated the exhibition Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (2014), and was the co-curator with Massumeh Farhad of The art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (2016). His latest exhibition was The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran (2018).