About the Author
Moya Carey received her doctorate in Islamic art from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, in 2001. She is a freelance researcher and lecturer, teaching at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Birkbeck College and on the Diploma of Asian Art at SOAS. Previously she has worked as a researcher for the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in Geneva, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the British Museum in London. Her research-interests include the history of manuscript painting in the Islamic world, medieval astronomy iconography and the role of medieval libraries in the transmission of scholarship.