Staff

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

Curatorial staff:

Ladan Akbarnia
Assistant Keeper, Islamic Collections
Iran, Central Asia and India

Gareth Brereton
Project Curator

Rupert Chapman
Curator, Levantine Archaeology

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

Mahmoud Hawari 
Curator
Islamic Collections of the Middle East

Birger Ekornåsvåg Helgestad 
Project Curator for the Ur Project

Nadia Linder
Project Curator: Ur Cuneiform Digitisation

Alexandra Porter
Project Curator

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

Seth Priestman
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Collaborative Doctoral Award candidate

Fahmida Suleman 
Curator
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, Cuneiform collections
Mesopotamia

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