We are excited to show you a preview of the first ITP In Conversation films which you can watch in full next week on Thursday 20 May!

The film focuses on Abiti Adebo Nelson’s (Curator and Senior Conservator, Uganda National Museum (Uganda, ITP Fellow 2013) ITP Collaborative Award project, ‘The Road to Reconciliation: a collaborative workshop and community exhibition in Uganda.’

This project, directly funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, was part of our ITP Collaborative Awards, projects which aim to strengthen the network with the British Museum’s International Training Programme by encouraging ITP alumni to network and engage. This legacy project was awarded to Abiti through an open, competitive process in 2017 and the UK programme partner on the project was John Giblin, Keeper of the Department of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland and former Head of the Africa section at the British Museum.

In reaction to the recent increase in online museum content and after an extremely positive response to our online sessions and social media campaigns, ITP launched a new legacy project using film for the first time. The In Conversation series is exactly that; a conversation about a particular, museum relevant subject between two people from the ITP network and beyond and therefore Abiti and John’s collaborative project was ideal for episode 1 and we can’t wait to share it with you all.

We will also be sharing the video live on our ITP Facebook group. So if you are a member of our Facebook group, make sure to tune in at 13:00pm BST on Thursday 20th May to watch along live with the ITP network!