Moya Carey Book(s) Title
Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V&A
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Moya Carey, the Supervisor of Islamic Collections at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland, earned her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her doctoral dissertation was about the book Astronomical Map of Stars, a work by the Iranian astronomer `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (d.986). Her publications cover Iran’s visual culture in many different art media, particularly carpets, metalwork and written art. She also studies the political history of art-collection in the 19th century Middle East. Between the years 2009 to 2018, she was the Iran Heritage Foundation Supervisor for preserving Iranian treasures at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.