Visiting Curator

Qamar Adamjee

Dr. Qamar Adamjee is an art historian of the Islamic world and the Indian subcontinent (PhD, New York University, 2011). Formerly an Associate Curator of South Asian and Islamic art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2009–2020), Dr. Adamjee began her career in the Islamic Art department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2000–2008) and has recently returned to the Met as Provenance Researcher in the Asian Art department.

Dr. Adamjee has organized numerous museum exhibitions, lectured and published on varied topics on Islamic, Hindu and Sikh art, and served as visiting lecturer at New York University, Rutgers University and UC Berkeley. Her research areas merge her personal and professional interests in material culture produced in the porous spaces between distinct cultural or religious traditions. She is particularly interested in the social, intellectual, and artistic worlds of the people who made or used such objects.

Working alongside Magnes Curator Francesco Spagnolo, Dr. Adamjee co-curated the 2024-25 exhibition In Plain Sight: Jewish Arts and Lives in the Muslim World.


Dr. Qamar Adamjee