Axel Langer is Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. He worked on Persian miniature painting, textiles and ceramics. He studied history of art and musicology at the University of Zurich and graduated on private architecture in 18th-century France. His particular areas of research and interest are the cultural exchange between Iran and its Western as well as Eastern neighbours from the Mongolian invasion until today.

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