Aimée Froom, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Rice University
Curator, Art of the Islamic Worlds
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, PhD Art History
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, MA Art History
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, BA cum laude Art History, French Literature

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Dr. Aimée Froom is curator of Art of the Islamic Worlds at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2015, she expanded and reinstalled the permanent galleries and the al-Sabah collection. A catalogue publication of this long-term loan exhibition is forthcoming (May 2016). There are now over 300 works of art from the Islamic world on permanent view at the MFAH. Dr. Froom has published articles and books and lectured widely on the topic of Islamic art, in particular decorative arts of the Islamic world. She has acted as a consultant to leading museums, including the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; the British Museum, London; and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at institutions including Brown University, Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts, Trinity College, American University of Paris and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.