Mirjam Shatanawi


Mirjam Shatanawi is curator, specializing on the Middle East and North Africa, at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam for which she has curated several exhibitions, including Urban Islam (2003) and Inside Iran (2006), a retrospective of the work of Khosrow Hassanzadeh. Ranging from the art of cinema posters to issues of reception in the West, her research and writings focus on the visual arts and popular culture within the two regions. Her current book, still in preparation, is a critical examination of the history of the museum’s Islamic collections.