Dr. Amin Jaffer
Dr. Jaffer is the International Director of Asian Art at Christie's and specializes in Indian art in the age of European influence. Previous to this, he was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum for thirteen years and authored 'Furniture from British India and Ceylon' (V&A, 2001), 'Luxury Goods from India' (V&A, 2002) and 'Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India' (2006).
Amin was a co-curator of the V&A's blockbuster 2004 exhibition 'Encounters: the meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800' which explored the artistic and cultural encounter between Europe and Asia following the discovery of a sea route to India by Vasco da Gama in 1498. He also was the external curator for the V&A 2009 exhibition Maharaja: the Splendour of India's Royal Courts, and co-editor of the accompanying book.
Amin lectures frequently in Europe, America and India and contributes regularly to journals and major newspapers.