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Aimee Froom

Aimée Froom '93 MA

Dr. Aimée Froom is curator of Arts of the Islamic World at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2015, she expanded and reinstalled the permanent galleries and the al-Sabah collection. There are now over 300 works of art from the Islamic world on permanent view at the MFAH. She is also Senior Lecturer at Rice University, where she teaches semester-long courses on Islamic Art and Architecture. Formerly, Hagop Kevorkian Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum, 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. Dr. Froom earned her bachelor of arts degree in art history and French literature from Brown University; her master of arts in art history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and her PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a thesis titled A Muraqqa’ for the Ottoman Sultan Murad III. She is a member of the College Art Association, Historians of Islamic Art Association, International Center for Medieval Art, and Medieval Academy of America.