Sona Datta is an art historian and cultural collaborator. Her work extends across museums, biennials and television. As Head of South Asian art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, she has extended the purview of that museum’s world-renowned Modern Indian Art Collection to now include the best contemporary art that references all of South Asia. She previously worked at the British Museum for 8 years where she redefined the British Museum’s engagement with modern collecting through the acquisition of contemporary art from Pakistan that linked to the historical past. She lives in London with her husband, two boys (and no dog).