The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced the selection of Dr. Aimée E. Froom as curator of Islamic Art. The appointment is part of an initiative to expand the Arts of the Islamic World program, now in its seventh year. In a recent collaboration with Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, a Kuwaiti cultural organization, the museum exchanges objects, staff and expertise with the al-Sabah Collection.
Froom was an independent scholar based in Paris. From 2001-05, she served as associate curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum, directing the first survey of the museum’s collection of Islamic carpets. Froom has also acted as a consultant to museums such as the Aga Khan Musuem, Toronto, the British Museum, London, and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris and has taught at Brown University, Bard Graduate Center and the American University of Paris.
She has published and lectured widely on Islamic art, with a particular focus on decorative arts, and is currently preparing a book on Ottoman Sultan Murad III for Koç University Press.