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The work of the department is supported by a team of Museum Assistants and administrative staff.

Curatorial staff:

Ladan Akbarnia
Farjam Curator (Assistant Keeper), Islamic Collections
Iran, Central Asia and India

Gareth Brereton
Project Curator

Sarah Collins
Assistant Keeper, Early Mesopotamia collections
Early Mesopotamia

John Curtis
Keeper of Special Middle Eastern Projects

Irving Finkel
Assistant Keeper
Ancient Mesopotamian (i.e. Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian) script, languages and cultures

Alexandra Fletcher
Assistant Keeper, Anatolia and Prehistory
Turkish archaeological material and Prehistoric collections within the Department of the Middle East

Zeina Klink-Hoppe
Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East

Mahmoud Hawari 
Islamic Collections of the Middle East

Birger Ekornåsvåg Helgestad 
Project Curator for the Ur Project

Venetia Porter
Assistant Keeper (Curator)
Islamic and contemporary Middle East

Fahmida Suleman 
Phyllis Bishop curator for the Modern Middle East

St John Simpson
Assistant Keeper, Iran & Arabia
Ancient Iran and Arabia

Nigel Tallis
Assistant Keeper, later Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia 1500-539 B.C.

Jonathan Taylor
Assistant Keeper (Curator), Cuneiform collections

Jonathan N. Tubb
Keeper of the Department of the Middle East.