Dr. Firoz Mahmud, a distinguished musicologist and folklorist, was the recipient of a Rockefeller fellowship and a fellowship from the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. He was trained and educated in the fields of musicology and folklore in the United States of America. He was a Research Consultant at the Smithsonian Institution (the National Museum of the United States) during 2001-02. He has a number of publications to his credit. Margaret A. Mills, a leading folklorist has evaluated Firoz Mahmud’s Prospects of Material Folk Culture Studies and Folklife Museums in Bangladesh ‘as a guide to a new direction in the study of folklore in Bangladesh’. A Study in Material Folk Culture has filled an important gap in studies of material folk culture. He is currently working as a consultant for the Bangladesh National Museum for its development and for the International Mother Language Institute, Dhaka, to establish its museum. Recently, he helped establish the Language Movement Museum at the Bangla Academy in Dhaka.