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Museums Association Conference 2020 Day 2: Activist Museums & the Impact of COVID on Museums

We are on day two of the 2020 Museums Association (MA) Conference. We would have been in Edinburgh – enjoying the conference, in person, in a beautiful city with ITP…

Museums Association Conference 2020 Day 1: Exploring the Future of Museums

Today sees the start of the 2020 Museums Association (MA) Conference. We would have been in Edinburgh – enjoying the conference, in person, in a beautiful city with…

Throwback Thursday – Summer Programme 2014

In summer 2014 the British Museum and seven UK partner museums collaborated to host 21 museum and heritage professionals on the ninth International Training Programme (ITP). From 3…

Join Aprille P. Tijam and Claire Messenger talking about ‘what makes us passionate about museums’?

Why I LOVE museums #MuseumPassion by Claire Messenger, Manager, International Training Programme On 15 October the museum community was encouraged to share stories or objects that make us…

Throwback Thursday – Summer Programme 2013

In 2013 the British Museum, in collaboration with eight UK partner museums, hosted 21 museum and heritage professionals from 10 countries on the eighth International Training Programme (ITP)….

International Training Programme online sessions

During the period of lockdown – and now we are all working towards our ‘new’ normal – the ITP team would like to continue to sharing knowledge, skills…

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara: A Masterpiece of Sinhalese Sculpture

Sanjeewani Upaka Widyarathne from the Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka (ITP Fellow 2019) shares her #MuseumPassion. Mahayana Buddhism was spread across Sri Lanka in the late Anuradhapura period….

Kurkihar bronzes at Bihar Museum

As part of today’s initiative to highlight the work of museums – #MuseumPassion – we hear from Mr Deepak Anand (IAS), Director and Dr Vishi Upadhyay (India, ITP…

Monday Studies series at Ayala Museum

Written by Claire Messenger, Manager, International Training Programme. On Monday 28 September I was delighted to be invited to a Zoom-talk by Aprille P Tijam, Senior Manager for…