Navinda Haidar

Navinda Hajat Haidar is the curator and the guiding force behind New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s, better known as the Met, newly renovated Islamic art wing. Previously known as the Islamic Art galleries, the new galleries opened to the public 10 years after the 9/11 attacks to wide public approval. An Oxford-educated art historian, 48-year-old Haidar was in Delhi, taking part in a symposium on the arts of the Deccan, organised by the Aesthetics Project, that dovetailed into an exhibition currently being held at the National Museum.

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