Dr. Luitgard Mols
Luitgard Mols is Curator for the Middle East, West, and Central Asia at the National Museum of Ethnology (NME) in Leiden and an affiliated fellow at Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS). She curated the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim’s Journey (2013-2014) at the NME. She lectures on Islamic art at the University of Amsterdam. Her research currently focuses on the material culture of the Hajj and Western Arabia and on private collectors of Islamic material culture in the Netherlands.