Object in focus: 2021 proposals
With the return of the ITP annual programme onsite, we were excited to bring back Object in focus!
Each year ITP summer programme fellows are asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme.
Fellows are given an object from the Museum’s collection around which to design their Object in focus exhibition and worked within the theme of journeys. This year’s project worked slightly different, in that we asked the fellows to work in their UK partner museum placement groups. This was done to give the fellows more time to prepare for their project in their groups while away at their UK partners. Fellows are encouraged to think not just about methods of research and the history of the object, but also about concepts, interpretation, audiences, marketing, merchandising and events.
Working on the project proposal together provided yet another excellent opportunity to develop strong working relationships. It demonstrated the benefits and challenges of working collaboratively and will enhance the ITP global network. The exhibition proposal project always proves to be a highlight of the programme. It clearly demonstrates the work and imagination that goes into all the fellows’ proposals and the presentation is an opportunity for our participants to share their ideas. Please find each pairs’ Object in focus project below.
Nigeria, Palestine and Rapa Nui/Chile
Osaru Obaseki, Haneen Mukho and Mario Tuki
India, Turkey and Ghana
Siddhant Shah, Emrah Kahraman and William Nsuiban Gmayi
Greece, Iran and Uzbekistan
Meropi Ziogana, Salah Salimi and Uktamali Ravshanov
North Macedonia, Sudan, Tajikistan
Aleksandra Chevreska, Nosiba Osman, Durakhshona Boboeva
Bhutan and Cambodia
Choki Tshomo and Sopheara Chap
Sudan and Cambodia
Siham Algadi and Sanpiseth Kim