Ursula Sims-Williams

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Ursula Sims-Williams is Curator of Iranian languages at the British Library. Her research interests focus on the pre-Islamic Iranian and the Zoroastrian collections. Her most recent work includes the articles "The strange story of Samuel Guise: an 18th-century collection of Zoroastrian manuscripts," Bulletin of the Asia Institute 19 (2009), "Rudolf Hoernle and Sir Aurel Stein", in Sir Aurel Stein, Colleagues and Collections (London: British Museum, 2012) and "Zoroastrian Manuscripts in the British Library, London," in the press.

She assisted with the exhibition "Trade, Travel, War and Faith" (British Library, 2004) and its associated catalogue and has curated the exhibitions "Zoroaster, wise man of the East" (British Library, 2005), "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (British Library, 2009) and is currently working on "Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire" (British Library, 2012).