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Jolanda Bos studied Egyptian archaeology at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, the Netherlands. During the last ten years she worked at different excavations in the Egyptian deserts and specialized in heritage management and (archaeological) beadwork analysis (www.ancientbeadwork.com). Her field of interest has since shifted from archaeological heritage to contemporary cultural heritage and ethnographic work. Jolanda’s work with the Ababda nomads of the Egyptian Eastern Desert has been the main accelerator for this. During 5 years in the 1990′s, when Jolanda lived in the desert several months a year, she started collecting and describing female dress, and costume from contemporary Egypt. Jolanda also studied dress and personal adornment (the combination of dress, veils, jewellery and amulets) from the West Asian and East African region. She has written on the subject and consulted in exhibitions for, for instance, the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (the Netherlands) for the exhibit “Nomaden tussen Nijl en Rode Zee“; the National Museum of Ethnography at Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden (RMO) the Netherlands and the Textile Research Centre (exhibition: “Tutankhamun’s Wardrobe“, “Kleren van de Farao”). She is a guest curator of the exhibit “Charming” at the RMO. She is currently employed as a senior heritage consultant at The Missing Link (www.the-missinglink.nl).