Virginie ReyStaff member
Dr Virginie Rey is an anthropologist and lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Her research interests include epistemologies of heritage, non-western museologies, diasporic heritage, and community museums. She works on the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Islamic museums in Europe, the USA and Australia.
Virginie is the author of Mediating Museums: Exhibiting Material Culture in Tunisia (1881-2016) (Brill, 2019). She is the co-editor of Making Modernity from the Machriq to the Maghreb (Arena, 2015), Dinars and Dirham: Festschrift in Honor of Michael. L. Bates (Brill, 2020) and the editor of The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Her current project, Muslim Museums: Curating Islam in Multicultural Societies, studies how Muslim communities have been seizing the museum as a medium to explore and represent their identities in non-Muslim dominant countries.