Dr. Annabel Teh Gallop

Lead Curator for Southeast Asia at the British Library, London.


Education and Scholarly career:

  • PhD dissertation “Malay seal inscriptions: a study in Islamic epigraphy from Southeast Asia” at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2002)
  • Editorial board member of the journal 'Indonesia and the Malay World', based at SOAS, University of London


Research interests:

Malay and Indonesian manuscripts, letters, documents and seals, and the book arts of Islamic Southeast Asia, with a particular interest in the art of the Qur’an.



British Library



Malay manuscripts digitisation project:


Youtube, ‘Why we need to digitize our history’ 


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