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Hello Again From George, Rejoining the ITP Team (George Peckham, ITP Assistant, 2019)

I would like to take the opportunity to say hello to the ITP global network on my first day as International Training Programme Assistant. For those of you…

ICOM Kyoto 2019: A Springboard to a New Role Pt. 1 (Rema Zeynalova, ITP 2018, Azerbaijan)

Written by Rema Zeynalova, Chief Specialist, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum (ITP 2018, Azerbaijan) Every three years, ICOM’s General Conference gathers the international museum community around a theme chosen…

‘World Cultures Curating’ – Zulkifli Ishak, Curator, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, ITP 2017

The second day (Friday 4th October 2019) of the Museum Association Conference Brighton commenced with a keynote session, ‘What is a museum?’, a refreshing subject for museum professionals…

Thoughts and feelings on the first day at the MA Conference 2019, Namrata Sarmah, Assam State Museum, Guwahati, India, ITP 2018

Overlooking the narrow English channel, Brighton has been a historical crossroad. For centuries, people, artefacts and ideas travelling from continental Europe to Britain and vice versa, have stopped…

Day trip to Polesden Lacey – National Trust, Wesam Mohamed, PhD Fellow Aarhus University, ITP 2015

So excited to return back to the UK for the first time since the ITP 2015! As part of my role as PhD Fellow at Aarhus University, I…

Rural houses and stories from the past, Roshan Mishra, Taragaon Museum, Nepal ITP 2018

After almost one and half hours of driving through the beautiful woods and lanes in the countryside, we reached Singleton in the South West of England, where the…

REUNION, Astghik Marabyan, ITP 2017 Armenia, Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Arts of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport

September 28th, 2019 was marked in my calendar since April when I received confirmation letter from Claire to take part in the Museum Association Conference 2019 in Brighton….

MA Conference Brighton: our fellows arrive in the UK. Written by Claire Messenger, ITP Manager

I am delighted to say that five of our ITP Fellows – Astghik Marabyan (Armenia, ITP Fellow 2017);  Namrata Sarmah (India, ITP Fellow 2018); Xuejing Dai (China, ITP…

St John Simpson, Middle East Curator at the British Museum, on a new, temporary display of looted Afghan antiquities now on display in Gallery 53

Written by St John Simpson, Senior Curator, Middle East Department, the British Museum  In 2011 we had our first ITP fellows from the National Museum of Afghanistan in…