Miriam Kühn studied history of Islamic art, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies as well as history of art in Bamberg, Paris and Bonn and holds a M.A. degree in history of Islamic art of Bonn University. Since September 2012 Miriam Kühn has been directing the Yousef Jameel Digitization Project.

As a Senior Fellow at Topoi, she supported research group (E-CSG-IV) Museums with her research on the classification of objects of Islamic Art with regard to living space.