Senior Curator, The Al-Thani Collection
Amin Jaffer is Senior Curator of The Al Thani Collection, an encyclopaedic holding of over 6,000 works of art. Previously Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s, he has authored Furniture from British India and Ceylon (2001), Luxury Goods from India (2002), Made for Maharajas: a Design Diary of Princely India (2006). Jaffer was co-curator of the exhibitions Encounters: the Meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500–1800 (2004) and Maharaja: the Splendour of India’s Royal Courts (2009) at the V&A, and co-editor of the associated books. He was also co-curator of From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas: Jewels from The Al Thani Collection at the Grand Palais, Paris (2017) and curator of Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: The Al Thani Collection at the Doge’s Palace, Venice (2017) and Treasures from The Al Thani Collection (2018) at the Palace Museum, Beijing.