Magdalena Pinker PhD – a chief-curator of the National Museum in Warsaw’s Department of Oriental Art. Curator and co-curator of the exhibitions presenting Asian art: Paderewski (2018), Life in the Midst of Beauty. The World of a Chinese Scholar. Art from the National Museum of China (2016–2017) and Splendour and Finesse. Spirit and Substance in Korean Art (2019–2020). She is an associate professor at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw. Her research interests are focused on various aspects of Islamic art and architecture and the interpretation of decorative motifs of Asian art.