Dr Richard McClary
Richard has a PhD in Islamic Architecture from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art & Architecture at the University of York.
He is a specialist in the art and architecture of the medieval Persianate world, and over the last ten years has led tours and conducted fieldwork across the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.
He has published several books, with a focus on architecture and ceramics, and is currently working on a project studying the removal of tiles from medieval Islamic monuments and how they were subsequently collected and displayed in the 19th and 20th centuries.
He lives in York and is a trustee and Research Director of the British Institute of Persian Studies.