Alnoor Merchant is the Head of Library and Keeper of the Ismaili Collections at the library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies. Alnoor obtained his M.A. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Canada. He has been instrumental in developing the collections of Ismaili materials at the Institute's library over the past 15 years. Since 1997, Alnoor has played a pivotal role in identifying and acquiring important manuscripts and artefacts, many of which are on display in the current exhibition organised by the library. He has also developed proposals towards the creation of a museum of Ismaili Heritage and is presently pursuing a degree in Museum Studies.