Qamar Adamjee, Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of Art of the Indian Subcontinent, Asian Art Museum

Qamar Adamjee, Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of Art of the Indian Subcontinent, Asian Art Museum

Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of Art of the Indian Subcontinent, Asian Art Museum

Dr. Qamar Adamjee, Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of Art of the Indian Subcontinent at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, joined the museum in 2009. She received her PhD and MA in art history from New York University and an MBA in marketing from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Pakistan). Before coming to the Asian, Adamjee worked in the Islamic department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Adamjee’s key interests lie in the intersections of art and culture and in connections between the past and our present. A specialist in Indian and Persian paintings, she has written, lectured, and organized exhibitions on subjects as diverse as Islamic art, Hindu and Sikh art, 19th-century photography, painting, and prints, Indian paintings, sculpture, and contemporary art. Her recent exhibitions have been Painting is My Everything: Art from India’s Mithila Region (currently on view) and Divine Bodies: Sacred Imagery in Asian Art (2018).