Dr. Robert Elgood is a much-published expert in the field of Arms and Armour. He has a BA in Islamic History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University; and a D. Phil. from Oxford University in Indian Anthropology. He was consultant in Indian and Islamic arms at Sotheby’s London in the 1980s and Research Fellow, Eastern European, Islamic and Asian Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection 2006 – 2012. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he is also guest scholar at the Islamic Museum, Doha, and lectures at the SOAS and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Aga Khan University, and The French Institute, Cairo. He is currently working as a consultant for the Al Sabah Collection, Kuwait.