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Sheila Canby


Academic Profile

Chair of Islamic Art Department at major US museum

Sample Publications

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2011) Shah `Abbas: the Remaking of Iran, British Museum Press, 2009 Islamic Art in Detail, British Museum Press, 2005 Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-76, co-editor with Jon Thompson, Skira, 2003 The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722, British Museum Press, November 1999 Rebellious Reformer: The drawings and paintings of Riza-yi `Abbasi of Isfahan, Azimuth Editions, London, 1996 Persian Painting, British Museum Press, London, 1993

Current Position

Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum