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Sheila Canby

Birch Curator in Charge
Department of Islamic Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art


New York, NY, USA


Dr. Sheila (Patty) Canby joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009 after eighteen years as a curator at the British Museum. Her publications include Shah `Abbas: The Remaking of Iran, Islamic Art in Detail, Persian Painting, The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp and Court and Cosmos: the Great Age of the Seljuqs.

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