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.

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Miao Yu

Hubei Provincial Museum

Yu Miao was born in northern China. She has been engaged in audience study and multimedia creation of cultural relics since 2012 at Hubei Provincial Museum. Previously she worked at Guang Zhou University for three years, engaged in Communication Research and Education. After receiving a PhD degree in 2011 from Wuhan University she started her museum career.…Read More
HeadMulti-Media Exhibition Department Country China

Biography

Yu Miao was born in northern China. She has been engaged in audience study and multimedia creation of cultural relics since 2012 at Hubei Provincial Museum. Previously she worked at Guang Zhou University for three years, engaged in Communication Research and Education.

After receiving a PhD degree in 2011 from Wuhan University she started her museum career. Yu Miao devotes herself to integrating history with modern culture and enriching ways of exhibition based on study results among audience evaluation in the museum. In 2014, she participated in the ITP at the British Museum from which she gained valuable experiences. She considers introducing the concept of sponsorship to Hubei Provincial Museum a major achievement of this training.

The first sponsored project Little Wooden House launched in 2015 in collaboration with Wuhan University Press; the project provides a Public Culture Space for teenage audiences in particular. Little Wooden House incorporates historical knowledge and museum collections into multimedia activities.  The Little Wooden House project also provides publications and public lectures which continue today.

As the person in charge of the public communication centre, Yu Miao is devoted to turning traditional culture into public education resources with digital technologies, such as apps, e-books and online courses, so as to make museums profitable while serving more people.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Yu Miao was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Yu Miao’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Ritual and Music in the Bronze Age of China.

Her participation on the ITP was supported by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust.

Legacy Projects
In May 2017 Yu Miao returned to the British Museum to attend the ITP+ Course on temporary exhibitions & permanent display with fellows from India, Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, and different ITP years.

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Fatih Yucel

Sabanci University

After completing his undergraduate studies in Economics in Galatasaray Üniversity Istanbul, Fatih began his MA in History at Istanbul Bilgi University. Fatih is now working on a Phd at Sabanci University. Throughout his studies Fatih has worked on many projects including taking an internship at Topkapı Palace on architecture, structure and history of medieval buildings and pre-modern and ancient cities.…Read More
PhD student & teaching fellow Country Turkey

Biography

After completing his undergraduate studies in Economics in Galatasaray Üniversity Istanbul, Fatih began his MA in History at Istanbul Bilgi University. Fatih is now working on a Phd at Sabanci University.

Throughout his studies Fatih has worked on many projects including taking an internship at Topkapı Palace on architecture, structure and history of medieval buildings and pre-modern and ancient cities. Fatih has edited books in Ottoman and Persian language/script and Arabic manuscripts and archive documents are of interest to him. When Fatih joined the ITP he was working on a project at Bilgi University, creating a virtual reconstruction of Asia-Minor monuments including the temple of Artemis, the Harpy Tomb, the Lion Tomb, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos and the Nereid Monument.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Fatih was based in the Greece & Rome Department and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Fatih’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and John Turtle Wood.

Fatih’s place on the programme was sponsored by the Thomas Neurath; Thames & Hudson.

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Sun Yue

The Palace Museum

Sun works as Curator and Researcher of Objects and Decorative Arts at The Palace Museum in Beijing. He is currently working on a PhD in art history at Heidelberg University.Read More
Curator and ResearcherObjects and Decorative Arts Country China

Biography

Sun works as Curator and Researcher of Objects and Decorative Arts at The Palace Museum in Beijing. He is currently working on a PhD in art history at Heidelberg University.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Sun was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Sun’s exhibition project proposal, with colleague Ke Hou, was entitled The First Cross-Culture Exchange between China and UK.

Legacy Projects
In 2014 Sun was awarded a research fellowship with the State Museums of Dresden (SKD) where he worked for six weeks at the Porcelain Museum (Porzellanmmlung) on their project China and Japan: Ceramics of the 17th -18th century, focusing on the porcelain wares that were purchased by August the Strong (r. 1670-1733).

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Nevine Nizar Zakaria Hasan

Ministry of Antiquities

Nevine has a PhD in Egyptology and has worked for the Ministry of Antiquities since 2001. She has 16 years' experience of curatorial works and museological practices and has she participated effectively in developing the exhibitions content of the Grand Egyptian Museum (2004-2015). When Nevine came on the ITP she worked on the text writing team at the Grand Egyptian Museum.…Read More
Supervisor Country Egypt

Biography

Nevine has a PhD in Egyptology and has worked for the Ministry of Antiquities since 2001. She has 16 years’ experience of curatorial works and museological practices and has she participated effectively in developing the exhibitions content of the Grand Egyptian Museum (2004-2015).

When Nevine came on the ITP she worked on the text writing team at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Upon returning to Egypt after the ITP she prepared a training course for Ministry of Antiquities colleagues which was attended by over 138 museum professionals from across Egypt. In 2015 she joined Helwan University as a Lecturer in Museums Studies.

In 2016 she supervised the institutional development plan for the Gayer-Anderson Museum and raised its engagement with the community. She has been exposed to the best practices in the field of museums at UK, USA, German and Indian training programmes. Her main area of interest is access and social inclusion and identifying the barriers of engagement with heritage sites and museums in Egypt.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Nevine was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Nevine’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Nursing Mothers: A Visual Guide from Ancient Egypt.

Nevine’s place on the ITP was sponsored by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Nevine 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.

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

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Rema Zeynalova

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

As Chief Specialist for Scientific Research, Rema prepares exhibitions and arranges lectures and workshops. She is currently working on a monthly project entitled The history of one exhibit. For this project Rema is conducting research on the collection and preparing one object to narrate its history. Rema’s professional interests include research on historical articles and art-works, learning new techniques and methods and working with same minded people to build-up team.…Read More
Chief Specialist on Scientific Research Country Azerbaijan

Biography

As Chief Specialist for Scientific Research, Rema prepares exhibitions and arranges lectures and workshops. She is currently working on a monthly project entitled The history of one exhibit. For this project Rema is conducting research on the collection and preparing one object to narrate its history.

Rema’s professional interests include research on historical articles and art-works, learning new techniques and methods and working with same minded people to build-up team. She is currently working on collection based projects and is looking forward to learning about the collections of other museums on the ITP. Rema is also interested in learning about the latest technologies being implemented for the preservation of museum collections, in particular for carpet based collections.

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

Rema worked with Cherry Thinn (Myanmar) on her Object in Focus project, Journey Towards Eternity.

Rema’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Altajir Trust.

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Jing Zhao

National Museum of China

Jing spent six months at Brooklyn Museum, New York in 2017 as the JSL Fellow. She is now Vice Director and Associate Research Fellow of the Social Education and Promotion Department at National Museum of China in Beijing. Previously Jing worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the National Museum of China. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Jing was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.…Read More
Vice Director and Associate Research FellowSocial Education and Promotion Country China

Biography

Jing spent six months at Brooklyn Museum, New York in 2017 as the JSL Fellow. She is now
Vice Director and Associate Research Fellow of the Social Education and Promotion Department at National Museum of China in Beijing.

Previously Jing worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the National Museum of China.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Jing was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.

Jing’s exhibition proposal, with colleague Zhan Wang, was entitled Tea Culture in the Song Dynasty.

Jing’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the National Museum of China

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

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Olivia Xuan Zheng

National Museum of China

As Assistant Research Fellow for the Museum Research Specialist at National Museum of China, Olivia is inspired by the goal of understanding audience psychology in order to develop and improve exhibitions. Her work responds to the National Museum of China’s focus on offering variety and recognising the public’s needs as multiple, with a large number of foreign visitors as well as a large resident audience of repeat visitors.…Read More
Assistant Research FellowSocial Education and Publicity Country China

Biography

As Assistant Research Fellow for the Museum Research Specialist at National Museum of China, Olivia is inspired by the goal of understanding audience psychology in order to develop and improve exhibitions. Her work responds to the National Museum of China’s focus on offering variety and recognising the public’s needs as multiple, with a large number of foreign visitors as well as a large resident audience of repeat visitors.

Olivia’s role includes some public relations and visitor services, as well as researching exhibitions to appeal to diverse audiences. She also has a background in graphic design.

In 2017, she was involved in the research preparations for the tour of the British Museum exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects to National Museum of China.

At the British Museum
While attending the International Training Programme in 2015, Olivia was based in the Asia Department. Her UK Partner placement was spent with Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Olivia prepared her exhibition project proposal on Incomplete Beauty: Exotic Hong from China Jingdezhen 18th Century.

Olivia’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK).

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Ren Zhou

Sichuan Museum

Ren Zhuo majored in Chinese History and is now working in Sichuan Museum as head curator. He was in charge of the Made in Britain exhibition in 2010. Ren Zhuo is very interested in curating exhibitions and international exchanging exhibitions. He is passionate about curating exhibitions which would introduce cultures from around the world to Chinese audiences.…Read More
Head Curator Country China

Biography

Ren Zhuo majored in Chinese History and is now working in Sichuan Museum as head curator. He was in charge of the Made in Britain exhibition in 2010. Ren Zhuo is very interested in curating exhibitions and international exchanging exhibitions. He is passionate about curating exhibitions which would introduce cultures from around the world to Chinese audiences.

Since the ITP Ren Zhuo has worked on the following exhibitions:

– Exhibition of Zhang Daqian Painting in The Taipei History Museum; 2013
– Exhibition of Sichuan Relief Brick of Han Dynasty, in the Macao General Administration; 2012
– Exhibition of Rao Zongyi Painting And Calligraphy 2014
– The Making of Art Cartier Collection in Sichuan Museum 2015
– The History And Culture of The Central Bohemian Region in Sichuan Museum 2015
– Elegant China White –Dehua Porcelain in Sichuan Museum 2015
– The treasures of Romania 2016

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Ren Zhuo was based in the Asia Department and his partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Ren Zhuo’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Balance It Out.

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Fereshteh Zokaei

National Museum of Iran

Fereshteh is Head of the Coins and Seals department at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. She was previously the curator of Islamic Coins in the same department.Read More
Head of DepartmentCoins and Seals Country Iran

Biography

Fereshteh is Head of the Coins and Seals department at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. She was previously the curator of Islamic Coins in the same department.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Fereshteh was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Fereshteh’s participation on the ITP 2008 was generously supported by the Altajir Trust.

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Çandemir Zoroğlu

General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums

Çandemir is a Director for Cultural Heritage and Museums, at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Republic. He specialises in the Illicit trafficking of cultural property. In 2007, Çandemir completed his PhD at the Ankara University. Çandemir was project coordinator for the EU - Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Programme entitled 'Scientific Techniques and Risk Management in Museums', from October 2011-2012.…Read More
Director General Country Turkey

Biography

Çandemir is a Director for Cultural Heritage and Museums, at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish Republic. He specialises in the Illicit trafficking of cultural property.

In 2007, Çandemir completed his PhD at the Ankara University. Çandemir was project coordinator for the EU – Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Programme entitled ‘Scientific Techniques and Risk Management in Museums’, from October 2011-2012.

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

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Çandemir 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.

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Leyla Zoroğlu

Sebahattin Yıldız Museum

Leyla Zoroğlu has been Keeper of the Sebahattin Yıldız Museum in Ankara since 2010. The Museum is one of the largest private collections in Ankara, containing objects from the Early Bronze Age Period to the Late Ottoman Era. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Konya Seljuk University in 2000, and her Masters in Classical Archaeology from the Social Sciences Institute of Seljuk University in 2010.…Read More
Keeper Country Turkey

Biography

Leyla Zoroğlu has been Keeper of the Sebahattin Yıldız Museum in Ankara since 2010. The Museum is one of the largest private collections in Ankara, containing objects from the Early Bronze Age Period to the Late Ottoman Era.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Konya Seljuk University in 2000, and her Masters in Classical Archaeology from the Social Sciences Institute of Seljuk University in 2010. Between 2001 and 2004, she interned for the Lagina Excavation and Research Project. In 2004, she joined Çatalhöyük Research and Excavation Projects as an archaeologist, as part of a team from Seljuk University. She also worked as an archaeologist for the Ancyra Roman Theatre Excavations and Restoration Project, conducted by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in 2010.

Leyla’s main areas of research interest are exhibition activities, display practices, museum studies and private collections & museums.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Leyla was based in the Department of Greece & Rome. Her UK Partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and University of Nottingham Museum.

Leyla’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Richard Worsley’s great books of antiquity.

Leyla’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.