Over the last 13 years the ITP has welcomed 276 museum professionals from 43 countries to the UK for a six week intensive training on museum practice, at the British Museum and UK partner venues. Those who attend the programme become a part of the ITP network and continue to work on projects with each other, the British Museum and UK partner venues.

To contact a particular fellow, please email us and add the name to the subject title.

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Riza Abbas

Indian Rock Art Research Centre

Riza is the Senior Research Officer (Archaeology) at the Indian Rock Art Research Centre (Nashik, India). Previously he had been Project Officer for the Indian Rock Art Research Centre. The IRARC is a division of Indian Numismatic Historical and Cultural Research Foundation in association with Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies and Money Museum. The foundation aims to support and aid research activities in Numismatic, Epigraphy, Archaeology and Tribal Heritage of India.…Read More
Senior Research Officer (Archaeology) Country India

Biography

Riza is the Senior Research Officer (Archaeology) at the Indian Rock Art Research Centre (Nashik, India).

Previously he had been Project Officer for the Indian Rock Art Research Centre. The IRARC is a division of Indian Numismatic Historical and Cultural Research Foundation in association with Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Studies and Money Museum. The foundation aims to support and aid research activities in Numismatic, Epigraphy, Archaeology and Tribal Heritage of India.

Riza has a PhD in Prehistoric Investigations in the Parbati Basin from the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Pune, India.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Riza was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Riza’s participation on the ITP 2008 was generously supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust.

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Yara Abbas

Yara is working on research projects with artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahmeh and the Palestinian Museum. She intends to pursue further study in due course. Previously Yara was a research assistant at the Palestinian Museum, for one of the Museum’s projects, “Palestinian Journeys”, Yara focused on audiovisual material that coverd events and personalities from the history of Palestine from the past two hundred years.…Read More
Independent Researcher Country Palestine

Biography

Yara is working on research projects with artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahmeh and the Palestinian Museum. She intends to pursue further study in due course.

Previously Yara was a research assistant at the Palestinian Museum, for one of the Museum’s projects, “Palestinian Journeys”, Yara focused on audiovisual material that coverd events and personalities from the history of Palestine from the past two hundred years. She also conducted oral history interviews, searched through documents and newspapers using online digital archives, reviewed exploratory researches done by colleagues and organised the files and folders of the project, amongst other responsibilities.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Yara was based in the Middle East Department. Her UK Partner museum was Glasgow Museums.

Yara’s exhibition project proposal was entitled General Views: From Bethany to al-Eizariya.

Yara’s place on the ITP was sponsored by the Barakat Trust.

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Hahleh Mohammed Abbas Albadrawi

Iraq Museum

Hahleh works at the Iraq Museum. She is responsible for collection management and the museum's store rooms. Hahleh works to keep the museum’s collection database up to date, registering the collection and monitoring what moves in and out of the stores. She is interested in the role of education in museums and would like to make museum in Baghdad more children-friendly.…Read More
Archaeologist and CuratorCentral Stores Country Iraq

Biography

Hahleh works at the Iraq Museum. She is responsible for collection management and the museum’s store rooms. Hahleh works to keep the museum’s collection database up to date, registering the collection and monitoring what moves in and out of the stores. She is interested in the role of education in museums and would like to make museum in Baghdad more children-friendly.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Hahleh was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

Hahleh’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Sex in the Museum.

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Mohamed Ahmed Abd El Salam

Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo

Mohamed has a master`s degree from Helwan University- Faculty of Archeology, Islamic Department in East Asian arts, entitled Indian Mughal carpet through the artifacts and Indian Paintings in Mughal era between (16th -19th AD). He received a PhD from Helwan University- Faculty of Archeology, Islamic Department in East Asian arts in 2018, entitled Islamic Chinese Arts and Chinese influences in Japanese and Koran Art between (16th-19th AD).…Read More
Curator, International Coordinator & Assistant Director

Biography

Mohamed has a master`s degree from Helwan University- Faculty of Archeology, Islamic Department in East Asian arts, entitled Indian Mughal carpet through the artifacts and Indian Paintings in Mughal era between (16th -19th AD). He received a PhD from Helwan University- Faculty of Archeology, Islamic Department in East Asian arts in 2018, entitled Islamic Chinese Arts and Chinese influences in Japanese and Koran Art between (16th-19th AD).

Mohamed works as a curator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, with a particular focus on the textiles collection. Since 2013 Mohamed has been focused on the re-display and re-opening of the Islamic Art Museum after the explosion in January 2013, caused damage to both the museum façade and objects on display. This has included preparing temporary exhibitions including The Future of the violated past: they will never win, to demonstrate that Cultural Heritage is stronger than those who seek to destroy it and The Museum of Islamic Art before and after damage at Agha khan Museum in Canada. This exhibition demonstrated how the museum faced the crisis and reopened their doors in 2017.

On a day to day basis Mohamed is responsible for using high technology elements in the storyline and display the Museum of Islamic Art, supervising social media, the official website and blogs. Mohamed also manages the acting and story-telling team and the collections database at the museum. He was head of the curatorial team which printed a Guide Book of the Museum of Islamic Art, published by the Ministry of Antiquities in 2016. Mohamed also enjoys being responsible for the Temporary Exhibitions and International Exhibitions of Foreign Affairs of The Museum of Islamic Art. He has worked on projects to ensure good corporation between the Museum of Islamic Art and other institutions such as the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Museum of Islamic Art in Australia and working with faculties at the al Fayom University.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Mohamed Abd El Salam was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Mohamed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Idea and people Unite: A story of Christ on the Cross in Islamic art.

Mohamed’s place on the programme was sponsored by Barakat Trust.

Legacy Projects
In 2016 Mohamed was awarded a research fellowship by the State Museums of Dresden (SKD) where he worked for six weeks on a project entitled Expanding Horizons: Tracing heavenly machines form the Arab-Islamic World.

Continued Dialogue
Since 2013 Mohamed has attended the opening of the Ming ceramic exhibition at the British Museum and has helped to document and register Islamic Coins at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

Mohamed attended an Egyptian ITP Fellow reunion held at the British Embassy in Cairo, in April 2018.

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Walaa Mostafa Mohammed Abd el-Atti

Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria

Walaa is a Curator and Scientific Research Fellow at the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria. Previously she worked as a curator in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Read More
Curator and Scientific Research Fellow Country Egypt

Biography

Walaa is a Curator and Scientific Research Fellow at the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria. Previously she worked as a curator in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Bongeka was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

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Omima Abd el-Rahman Mohammed

National Corporation for Antiquities & Museums (NCAM)

Omima Abd el-Rahman Mohammed is an archaeologist specialising in stone tools and ceramics, particularly Kerma pottery from Northern Sudan, 2400 – 1500 BC. She works in the Documentation Section at the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, where she is tasked with object registration and cataloguing. Omima also undertakes fieldwork at the Elsalah archaeological site, south of Omdurman, which is one of the richest sites for pre-history in central Sudan.…Read More
Curator Country Sudan

Biography

Omima Abd el-Rahman Mohammed is an archaeologist specialising in stone tools and ceramics, particularly Kerma pottery from Northern Sudan, 2400 – 1500 BC. She works in the Documentation Section at the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, where she is tasked with object registration and cataloguing.

Omima also undertakes fieldwork at the Elsalah archaeological site, south of Omdurman, which is one of the richest sites for pre-history in central Sudan.

At the British Museum
While attending the International Training Programme in 2015, Omima was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Her UK Partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, and University of Nottingham Museum.

Omima’s exhibition project proposal was entitled The Potters’ Craft: Handmade Ceramics from Ancient Sudan.

Omima’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.

Legacy projects
In October 2018 Omima attended the ITP+ Course on Interpretation in Aswan. Fellows and colleagues from Egypt, Sudan and around the world listened to interpretation case studies and participated in project work, sessions on label & panel writing and panel discussions on audience surveys and evaluations. The course was hosted by the Nubia Museum.

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Omar Abdalla

Malindi Museum

Omar currently works as Administrator at the Malindi Museum. In 2016, Omar participated in training in exhibitions with the British Museum Africa Programme. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Omar was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and his partner placement was spent at The Collection - Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.…Read More
Administrator Country Kenya

Biography

Omar currently works as Administrator at the Malindi Museum. In 2016, Omar participated in training in exhibitions with the British Museum Africa Programme.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Omar was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Omar’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Let Us Value Our Cultures.

Omar’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Altajir Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Omar attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.

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Lina Abdel-Kader

Birzeit University

Lina is an Architecture student learning about the Archaeology of Palestine as a minor study at Birzeit University. She has been interested in everything Archaeology related, and is now exploring reconstruction and conservation and ancient artefacts. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Lina was based in the Greece and Rome Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives Lina’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Balance in Out.Read More
StudentArchitecture and Archaeology Country Palestine

Biography

Lina is an Architecture student learning about the Archaeology of Palestine as a minor study at Birzeit University. She has been interested in everything Archaeology related, and is now exploring reconstruction and conservation and ancient artefacts.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Lina was based in the Greece and Rome Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Lina’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Balance in Out.

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Balsam Abdelhamed Shakal

Sudan National Museum

Balsam’s day-to-day work at the Sudan National Museum involves taking care of museum displays, welcoming foreign delegates and the daily running of the museum. She is particularly interested in making the museum accessible and engaging to all visitors. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Balsam was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.…Read More
Director Country Sudan

Biography

Balsam’s day-to-day work at the Sudan National Museum involves taking care of museum displays, welcoming foreign delegates and the daily running of the museum. She is particularly interested in making the museum accessible and engaging to all visitors.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Balsam was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

Balsam’s exhibition project proposal was entitled, Ostrich Eggs of Sudan: Tradition from Past to Present.

Balsam’s place on the programme was sponsored by the Aall Foundation.

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Ghalia Abdelrahman

Sudan National Museum

Ghalia is the Director of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Ghalia was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives. Ghalia’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Abdelrahman Siddig, was entitled The Kushite Period Funeral Practice.…Read More
Director Country Sudan

Biography

Ghalia is the Director of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Ghalia was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Ghalia’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Abdelrahman Siddig, was entitled The Kushite Period Funeral Practice.

Legacy projects
In October 2018 Ghalia attended the ITP+ Course on Interpretation in Aswan. Fellows and colleagues from Egypt, Sudan and around the world listened to interpretation case studies, participated in project work, sessions on label & panel writing and panel discussions on audience surveys and evaluations. The course was hosted by the Nubian Museum.

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Nimat Abdelrahman

Khalifa House Museum

As the Director of Khalifa House Museum in Omdurman, Nimat’s role combines a variety of responsibilities both within and outside of the museum. Her key responsibilities involve curating and managing the museum from budget planning, forecasting and reporting to staff management, recruitment, annual appraisals, disciplinary matters, training, promotion and development. Nimat also acquires objects or collections of interest to the museum and plans, organises, interprets and presents exhibitions and lectures.…Read More
Director Country Sudan

Biography

As the Director of Khalifa House Museum in Omdurman, Nimat’s role combines a variety of responsibilities both within and outside of the museum. Her key responsibilities involve curating and managing the museum from budget planning, forecasting and reporting to staff management, recruitment, annual appraisals, disciplinary matters, training, promotion and development.

Nimat also acquires objects or collections of interest to the museum and plans, organises, interprets and presents exhibitions and lectures. She liaises with voluntary groups, schools, the community and businesses to develop, delivery and fund events, publications and development projects. She also deals with enquiries from researchers and the public.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Nimat was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at National Museum Wales.

Nimat’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Sudanese Culture.

Legacy projects
In October 2018 Nimat attended the ITP+ Course on Interpretation in Aswan. Fellows and colleagues from Egypt, Sudan and around the world listened to interpretation case studies, participated in project work, sessions on label & panel writing and panel discussions on audience surveys and evaluations. The course was hosted by the Nubian Museum.

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Ikhlas Abdllatief Ahmed

National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums

Ikhlas is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the museums sector, in the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums where she has worked since 1992. Her main responsibilities are the display and curation of the Egyptology section, directing three committees (1) storage, (2) documentation and archives and (3) permanent and temporary displays and researching the collections.…Read More
Chief Curator and Deputy DirectorMuseums Section Country Sudan

Biography

Ikhlas is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the museums sector, in the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums where she has worked since 1992. Her main responsibilities are the display and curation of the Egyptology section, directing three committees (1) storage, (2) documentation and archives and (3) permanent and temporary displays and researching the collections.

Ikhlas has a PhD. in Archaeology from the Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, 2010. The title of her dissertation was The Kushite Religion from 780 to 568 BC through the collections in the Sudan National Museum. She has an MA in Archaeology from the University of Khartoum, 2005 and a BA in Egyptology, Cairo University, Department of Egyptology, 1987. She also has a High Fellowship of Management from October 2011.

In addition to her museum work, Iklhas works on fieldwork projects. Since 2007 she has been working on a survey in northern Sudan, at Tombus, (Director, Dr Vivian Davies, British Museum), for the revision of Hieroglyphic texts. Previously she worked on an excavation at Kadero with the Polish mission, (Director, Professor Lech Krzyaniak), 1993 – 1997

Ikhlas’s current research projects are:
• The environment and its impact on ancient symbolism
• The roots of civilisation in North-East Africa with Dr S-A Ashton, University of Cambridge.
• Recording the archives and developing a special exhibition for the anniversary of the first archaeologist, who worked in Sudan at the beginning of the 20th century.
• Ancient South African Civilization and Kush Civilization in Ancient Sudan.
Iklhas has published a catalogue of Bronze Age artefacts in the Sudan National Museum, Khartoum (2006) and has attended conferences, workshops and studied abroad in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Switzerland and the UK.

Since 2008 Ikhlas has been working as a field inspector for the British Museum on an epigraphic project directed by Vivian Davis, former Keeper of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Ikhlas was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Her partner placement was spilt between the Bowes Museum in County Durham and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Legacy Projects
In May 2017 Ikhlas returned to the British Museum to attend the ITP+ Course: Temporary Exhibitions & Permanent Displays with fellows from China, India, Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, and different ITP years.

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Shadia Abdu Rabo

Sudan National Museum

Shadia is a Senior Curator at the Sudan National Museum (SNM) in Khartoum, Sudan. Her projects involve the re-organisation of the collection in SNM storage and she is working on establishing a Nubian Museum in Wadi Halfa. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Shadia was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was at the Bowes Museum, County Durham and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.…Read More
Senior CuratorMuseum Section Country Sudan

Biography

Shadia is a Senior Curator at the Sudan National Museum (SNM) in Khartoum, Sudan. Her projects involve the re-organisation of the collection in SNM storage and she is working on establishing a Nubian Museum in Wadi Halfa.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Shadia was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was at the Bowes Museum, County Durham and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
Since attending the ITP Shadia has worked consistently with the Museum on various legacy projects.

She worked as a field Inspector, supporting a team of specialists at the British Museum’s excavation at Amara West in Northern Sudan from 2008 – 2016.
She spoke at an international workshop, Cultural Heritage in Conflicts at Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict, in cooperation with the Department of Historic Preservation.

Currently Shadia is part of the project team for the ITP Collaborative Award Road to Reconciliation, working with ITP fellows from Egypt, Kenya and Uganda. The team aims to create a community exhibition of South Sudanese refugee stories from camps in northern Uganda, which can tour school and camps in that region. The exhibition is envisioned to bring social healing using objects, arts and people.

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Falah Abdulhadi Abed Al-Jibawi

Babylon Site Museum

Falah is the Director of the Babylon Site Museum. As an Archaeologist, he has been involved in several excavations in Iraq, and he has also delivered many lectures and written and contributed to books. His research in Babylonian studies has included his involvement in a revival project of the Babylon city, where he classified, documented and organised the library.…Read More
Director Country Iraq

Biography

Falah is the Director of the Babylon Site Museum. As an Archaeologist, he has been involved in several excavations in Iraq, and he has also delivered many lectures and written and contributed to books. His research in Babylonian studies has included his involvement in a revival project of the Babylon city, where he classified, documented and organised the library.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Falah was based in the Middle East Department and his partner placement was spent at National Museum of Wales.

Falah’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Handling archaeological objects: from the field to the museum.

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Salem Abdulla Al-Jadi Masoud

The Museum of Libya

Salem graduated from the Technical Institute, Engineering department in 2001 and has been working at the Museum of Libya in the Department Of Human Resource since 2006. He is particularly experienced in IT, photography and manipulation of software programmes. He organises workshops and meetings related to the Archaeological materials. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Salem was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and his partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.…Read More
Human Resource Manager Country Libya

Biography

Salem graduated from the Technical Institute, Engineering department in 2001 and has been working at the Museum of Libya in the Department Of Human Resource since 2006. He is particularly experienced in IT, photography and manipulation of software programmes. He organises workshops and meetings related to the Archaeological materials.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Salem was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and his partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

Salem’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Olympic Heroes.

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Bahra Salih Abdulrahman

Slemani Museum

Bahra Abdulrahman has worked in various departments at Slemani Museum, including registration, photography and storage. She was Acting Deputy Director of the museum from 2011-12. She also worked for two years in the cylinder seal department, dealing also with stamp seals, seal impressions and stone implements. Her current position involves working on a database of museum objects, as well as preparing the museum’s website and Facebook page.…Read More
Archaeologist Country Kurdistan

Biography

Bahra Abdulrahman has worked in various departments at Slemani Museum, including registration, photography and storage. She was Acting Deputy Director of the museum from 2011-12. She also worked for two years in the cylinder seal department, dealing also with stamp seals, seal impressions and stone implements.

Her current position involves working on a database of museum objects, as well as preparing the museum’s website and Facebook page. She undertakes some work within the education department, advising visitors, helping university students with research on museum artefacts, and acting as a media representative for the museum, including television interviews.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Bahra was based in the Middle East Department. Her UK Partner placement was spent with Birmingham Museums Trust.

Bahra’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Small Objects Narrating a Great Story: Cylinder Seal from Mesopotamia.

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Manisha Abhay Nene

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

When Manisha joined the ITP in 2011 she was a Senior Curator at CSMVS Museum in Mumbai. She was in charge of the Art Section and responsible for collections management, documentation, research, education and publications. She is now the Assistant Director for Galleries at CSMVS and has an MA in Ancient Indian Culture. Manisha’s research interests include decorative arts and textiles.…Read More
Assistant Gallery Director Country India

Biography

When Manisha joined the ITP in 2011 she was a Senior Curator at CSMVS Museum in Mumbai. She was in charge of the Art Section and responsible for collections management, documentation, research, education and publications. She is now the Assistant Director for Galleries at CSMVS and has an MA in Ancient Indian Culture. Manisha’s research interests include decorative arts and textiles.

In last four years Manisha has co curated three permanent galleries at CSMVS: The Indian Textile and Costume Gallery, Himalayan Art Gallery and the Indian Metal and Decorative Art Gallery. Manisha was responsible for the loaned objects from 29 institutions for the India and the World, a history in nine stories exhibition; 215 exhibits of loaned objects were installed, including objects from the British Museum collection. Manisha also co-authored CSMVS’ textiles catalogue and contributed to museum’s Research Journal.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Manisha was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Manisha’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Visions of Ganesha.

Legacy Projects
In 2013 Manisha returned to the British Museum to transform her exhibition project proposal Visions of Ganesha into a Room 3 (Asahi Shimbun Displays). Manisha named the final exhibition From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha and after it was displayed at the British Museum from February – May 2014 it travelled as a touring exhibition to Russell Cotes Museum, Oxford Museum, Cartwright Hall, The Bowes Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Horniman Museum and Brent Museum. The exhibition received over 500,000 visitors.

In November 2015 Manisha attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues. Workshop delegates were split into groups of mixed nationality and asked to create exhibition proposals based on the concept of Your city and the world – examining how national and international stories are interconnected, through the lens of material culture. Manisha’s team from Delhi, Kenya, Mumbai, Nigeria, Jerusalem and the UK, chose Bristol and the idea of migration and invisible communities as their project.

In 2016 Manisha attended the Museum Association Conference in Glasgow with the ITP team and the fellows she worked with at the Mumbai Workshop. After the conference the group travelled to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to begin working on their project and creating an online exhibition.

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Nelson Abiti Adebo

Uganda National Museum

Nelson is responsible for the reference collection of ethnographical materials in Uganda and looks after the conservation, documentation and adequate storage of all ethnographical materials in Uganda. He conducts research and analyses the function and cultural values of the materials. Nelson liaises with institutions interested in ethnographic study of museum collections or the intangible heritage of Uganda.…Read More
Curator and Senior Conservator Country Uganda

Biography

Nelson is responsible for the reference collection of ethnographical materials in Uganda and looks after the conservation, documentation and adequate storage of all ethnographical materials in Uganda. He conducts research and analyses the function and cultural values of the materials. Nelson liaises with institutions interested in ethnographic study of museum collections or the intangible heritage of Uganda. He also participates in policy development of Museums and Monuments in Uganda and coordinates project activities, working with local communities, especially preserving and presenting the Northern Ugandan Memorial Landscape.

Upon returning to Uganda after the ITP Nelson organized a five-day skills development programme for staff at the Museums and Monuments Department in Uganda as a follow-up to the new skills he gained from the summer programme.

In 2014 Nelson undertook a Masters at the University of East Anglia through a British Museum Africa Programme Scholarship.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Nelson was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Nelson’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Kono Fashion.

Nelson’s place on the ITP was sponsored by Miles Morland.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Nelson attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum Colleagues.

In 2016 Nelson attended the Leicester University Museum Studies Conference with the ITP team and fellows from China, Egypt and Turkey. The group gave a workshop at the conference on Shared Histories and Global Voices.

In 2017 Nelson successfully applied for an ITP collaborative award entitled The Road to Reconciliation. With ITP project partners from Egypt, Kenya and Sudan, Nelson will produce educational resources, a touring exhibition and an updated permanent display based of community work with south Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.

In 2018 Nelson returned to the British Museum, with Chithra Kallur (India, ITP 2017) to take part in the Exhibiting the Experience of Empire Symposium.

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Omar Ahmed Mohammed Abou Zaid

Faculty of Archaeology, Aswan University

Omar is Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Archaeology for Community Services and Environmental Development at Aswan University. Previously he was an assistant professor for the Department of Egyptology, in the Faculty of Archaeology. Museology is one of the main subjects that Omar teaches. Each year, his students do field work on display and museum management, working with the Nubian Museum and Nile Museum in Aswan.…Read More
Vice DeanEgyptology Country Egypt

Biography

Omar is Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Archaeology for Community Services and
Environmental Development at Aswan University. Previously he was an assistant professor for the Department of Egyptology, in the Faculty of Archaeology.

Museology is one of the main subjects that Omar teaches. Each year, his students do field work on display and museum management, working with the Nubian Museum and Nile Museum in Aswan. Omar has participated in excavations as a site supervisor, and was part of a 6 month training programme with the American Research Center in Cairo about site management. His recent areas of research have included a book on the Site Management Plan for Medinet Habu Temple; and articles about the relocation of Qurna people.

In 2017 he organised the first international conference for the Faculty of Archaeology entitled Archaeology, theory and fieldwork.

In 2018, Omar produced a management plan for Nubian Museum on behalf of Aswan University Faculty, and from the request of the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Antiquities.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Omar was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Omar attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where he presented a paper on what he had gained, both professionally and personally, from attending the ITP and his career development since the programme.

In 2016 Omar was a speaker at the Talking Heavy Conference in Istanbul. The workshop addressed current practices on site conservation, documentation and preservation of heavy heritage in the Mediterranean basin.