Dr Shelagh Weir
BA (Anthropology), London; Certificate (Arabic) SOAS; PhD (Anthropology), London
Former curator for Middle Eastern ethnography at the Museum of Mankind (British Museum) (thirteen exhibitions including Nomad and City, 1976-8 and Palestinian Costume, 1989-91).
Field research and collecting in Palestine, Jordan and Yemen, and other European and Asian countries.
Consultancies on museums and craft production in various Middle Eastern countries.
Anthropology of the Middle East, especially Palestine, Jordan and Yemen.
Costume; material culture; economic development; consumption; tribal politics, law and documents; dialect study.
Museum exhibition and education work.