The International Training Programme (ITP) confirms the British Museum’s commitment to working across London, the UK and abroad. In London, the Museum’s staff and collection are made available to provide a platform for demonstrating best museum practice. Across the UK, partner museums allow fellows to experience regional organisations with strong community programmes for local audiences, and often with stronger relevance to the fellows’ own museums and audiences. Through the ITP, the British Museum is committed to building a global network of colleagues crossing geographical and cultural boundaries. Working with ITP fellows provides a forum to disseminate current practice and to exchange knowledge and skills, thus helping to shape the museums of the future.
The ITP welcomes a wide range of roles, from curators and conservators to managers and educators. Fellows are either in the early and middle stages of their careers, or in positions of influence and able to use their training to develop colleagues back home. The Museum aims to provide a forum for museum professionals from diverse institutions and backgrounds to exchange ideas and share skills. All fellows are passionate about international collaboration. Fellows come primarily from institutions in countries without developed offerings in museum training. These countries are usually in demonstrable need of additional support in building their museum sectors.