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TORONTO, Mar 31 (Canadian-Media): Dr. Fahmida Suleman had been appointed this week, Curator of Islamic Art & Culture at Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), according to an announcement by Josh Basseches, Director & CEO and Dr. Mark Engstrom, Deputy Direnctor of Collections & Research of the ROM, media reports said.
As ROM, reportedly Canada’s largest museum with collections that span art, culture and nature from across time and around the Globe and among North America’s most renowned museums is home to more than 12 million objects and specimens, 40 galleries and exhibitions spaces and a range of fascinating exhibitions, lectures, tours and events.
ROM is reportedly charting a new course for the future, developing and delivering relevant and high-impact programs and exhibitions in art, culture and nature, Suleman's appointment would have a positive impact to audiences at home and around the world as she begins her role at the Museum in January 2019.
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ROM’s world-class collection of Islamic art and material culture, which represents the largest collection of its kind in Canada would reportedly be interpreted by Suleman in accordance with the development, implementation, its building and its management.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fahmida Suleman to the ROM,” Basseches was reported to state. “Fahmida joins the Museum at a critical time, as we engage our visitors and our communities more deeply in our collections. Her scholarly, curatorial, and programming expertise will offering fresh perspectives on the impact and influence of Islamic art and culture on our contemporary world.”
Apart from leading strategic acquisitions, developing public programs and exhibitions Suleman’s role will include to further engaging the Islamic community in Toronto and across Canada.
Before joining ROM, Suleman had worked in British Museum as Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East.
In that position, Suleman for responsible for Museum's collection of ethnographic objects and textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia.
Earlier during the development phase of the Aga Khan Museum, Suleman had been a consultant with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Raised in Toronto, Suleman reportedly holds a degree in Islamic and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Islamic Art and Archaeology from Oxford University.
She completed the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, UK.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)