Orion Lecture in Fine Arts

by Dr Fahmida Suleman


Since the late 19th century, museums have devoted attention to Islamic art and craft, encompassing objects dating from the seventh century to the present. Ideas about how the diverse and fascinating visual and material cultures of the Islamic world should be displayed have changed significantly over time, reflecting the broader trends in museum practice.

In her Orion Lecture “Islamic Art & the Museum: A Curatorial Odyssey”, Dr Fahmida Suleman and UVic Art History & Visual Studies professor Dr Marcus Milwright consider the varied roles and responsibilities of a curator of Islamic art, and the ways in which exhibition design can address the social, cultural and ethical concerns of contemporary audiences.

Q&A session facilitated by AHVS alumna, Dr. Atri Hatef Naiemi, follows the lecture.