The work of the department is supported by a team of Museum Assistants and administrative staff.
Farjam Curator (Assistant Keeper), Islamic Collections
Iran, Central Asia and India
Assistant Keeper, Early Mesopotamia collections
Keeper of Special Middle Eastern Projects
Ancient Mesopotamian (i.e. Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian) script, languages and cultures
Assistant Keeper, Anatolia and Prehistory
Turkish archaeological material and Prehistoric collections within the Department of the Middle East
Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East
Islamic Collections of the Middle East
Birger Ekornåsvåg Helgestad
Project Curator for the Ur Project
Assistant Keeper (Curator)
Islamic and contemporary Middle East
Assistant Keeper, later Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia 1500-539 B.C.
Assistant Keeper (Curator), Cuneiform collections
Jonathan N. Tubb
Keeper of the Department of the Middle East.