Mounia Chekhab Abudayam
Curator of North Africa and Iberia – Museum of Islamic Art – Doha
Dr. Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya is the Curator for North Africa and Iberia at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, where she curated several exhibitions including Hajj – The Journey through Art (2013 – 2014) in collaboration with the British Museum, Qajar Women (2015) and Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India (2017-2018). She completed her Ph.D. in History of Art and Islamic Archeology at the Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris and is specialized on the Western Mediterranean manuscripts and pilgrimage-related devotional materials in the Islamic world. For the 2017-2018 Academic year, Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya has undertaken a research project at Harvard University as a post- doctoral research associate, as part of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Art and Architecture. Dr. Chekhab-Abudaya taught Islamic Art at undergraduate and graduated levels for four years at the Pantheon Sorbonne and INALCO Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (2007-2011).