Prof. Salima Hashmi is the Dean at the School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. She taught at the National College of Arts, Lahore, for 31 years and was Principal of the College for 4 years. She is a painter of repute whose works have been exhibited in Pakistan and in international exhibitions. She has written extensively on the arts, and has curated exhibitions of contemporary art and traditional textile. She curated ‘Hanging Fire – Contemporary Art from Pakistan’ for Aisa Society Museum, New York. Her book ‘Unveiling the Visible-Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan’ was published in 2002. Her publication ‘Memories, Myths, Mutations – Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan’ was co-authored with Yashodhara Dalmia for Oxford University Press, India in 2006. Most recent books are ;Hanging Fire’ Contemporary Art from Pakistan (Editor) for Asia Society, New York, ‘A Song for this Day’ which includes illustrations by her and ‘Two Loves- Faiz’s letters from Jail’ as co-editor in 2011.