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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Sayed Abuelfadl Othman Ahmed

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Sayed is a Curator at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. He is currently conducting research for his master’s thesis entitled Teaching, Research and public access at University Museums of Archaeology in Egypt, comparative analysis in global context. His current work involves collecting exhibition objects and devising displays for the new Royal Mummies Gallery of the Museum.…Read More
Curator Country Egypt

Biography

Sayed is a Curator at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. He is currently conducting research for his master’s thesis entitled Teaching, Research and public access at University Museums of Archaeology in Egypt, comparative analysis in global context.

His current work involves collecting exhibition objects and devising displays for the new Royal Mummies Gallery of the Museum. He has completed the collection of data, objects and 20 royal mummies. Sayed is interested in community engagement, both by making connections between the museum and the surrounding community and by attracting the local community to visit the museum.

In 2017, Sayed was part of the team that prepared and opened NMEC’s first temporary exhibition gallery about handicrafts in Egypt throughout the ages.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Sayed was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. His UK Partner Museum was The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Sayed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Play Like an Egyptian.

Sayed’s place on the International Training Programme was supported by an anonymous gift.

Legacy Projects
In October 2018 Sayed 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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Aziza Ahmed

Sudan National Museum

Aziza works at the Sudan National Museum, in Khartoum. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Aziza was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle. Legacy Projects In March 2010 Aziza 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.Read More
Country Sudan

Biography

Aziza works at the Sudan National Museum, in Khartoum.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Aziza was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Aziza 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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Hager Ahmed Mohamed Hassan

Ministry of Antiquities

Before moving to the role of Inspector for the Ministry of Antiquities in 2013, Hager was a curator at Luxor Museum. Hager’s main responsibility at Luxor Museum was collection management, which included registering new objects and preparing objects for display. Hager was also responsible for security of objects and the museum itself. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Hager was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.…Read More
Inspector Country Egypt

Biography

Before moving to the role of Inspector for the Ministry of Antiquities in 2013, Hager was a curator at Luxor Museum. Hager’s main responsibility at Luxor Museum was collection management, which included registering new objects and preparing objects for display. Hager was also responsible for security of objects and the museum itself.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Hager was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Hager’s exhibition project proposal was entitled A Fairy Tale.

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Qurat Al Ain

Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice

Qurat al Ain is an archaeologist and enjoys every aspect of archaeology. For a long time she has been working in the field carrying out surveys, excavations and documentation, (dealing with antiquities from in situ to showcasing in the museum) which have become her prime interests in recent years. Qurat al Ain has worked on Buddhist sites and likes to explore built heritage of Muslim and Hindu periods e.g.…Read More
PhD Student Country Pakistan

Biography

Qurat al Ain is an archaeologist and enjoys every aspect of archaeology. For a long time she has been working in the field carrying out surveys, excavations and documentation, (dealing with antiquities from in situ to showcasing in the museum) which have become her prime interests in recent years. Qurat al Ain has worked on Buddhist sites and likes to explore built heritage of Muslim and Hindu periods e.g. art & architecture.

Her main work as a field archaeologist is to devise and execute projects i.e. surveys, excavations, report writing and so on. She supports and engages students in fieldwork and helps them with their research. Qurat facilitates teaching and learning within the museum by delivering lectures to the students on museology and teaching them basics of museum studies, e.g. cataloguing, registration and packing and transportation of museum objects. She also holds workshops and seminars for students and scholars in collaboration with foreign and local missions.

Aside from Archaeology Qurat al Ain takes an interest in current affairs and loves to read.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme 2017, Qurat al Ain was based in the Asia Department and spent her partner placement with The The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and the University of Nottingham Museum.

Qurat al Ain worked with fellow Elnzeer Tirab (Curator, Khalifa House, Sudan) on her exhibition proposal project, entitled Path of Renunciation: Clothing as Symbol of Ascetic Life.

Qurat al Ain’s participation on the International Training Programme was supported by the Thriplow CharitableTrust and the Rangoonwala Foundation.

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Abdulaziz Al Amri

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

Abdulaziz Al Amri has over 33 years of experience working in museums around Saudi Arabia, including as an archaeologist at the National Museum, and as Director for the Al Ula Museum, Najran Museum and Taif Regional Museum. From 2012-16, Abdulaziz was Assistant Director General for the Protection and Registration Department at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.…Read More
ManagerArchaeology Protection Country Saudi Arabia

Biography

Abdulaziz Al Amri has over 33 years of experience working in museums around Saudi Arabia, including as an archaeologist at the National Museum, and as Director for the Al Ula Museum, Najran Museum and Taif Regional Museum. From 2012-16, Abdulaziz was Assistant Director General for the Protection and Registration Department at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Since 2016, he has been the Manager of Archaeology Protection for the Commission working on, among other responsibilities, improving the documentation system for archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia.

Over the years, Abdulaziz has participated in many archaeological and museum activities such as research, excavations, archaeological surveys and the supervision of conservation and museums development projects. His responsibilities and skills lie in protecting archaeological sites from looting, natural disasters and trafficking of antiquities, as well as registration, conservation and preservation/rehabilitation of sites and historical buildings.

At the British Museum
While attending the International Training Programme in 2015, Abdulaziz was based in the Middle East Department. His UK Partner museum was Birmingham Museums Trust.

Abdulaziz’s exhibition project proposal was entitled The Babylonian Map of the World.

Abdulaziz’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Barakat Trust.

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Ali Al Kathiri

The Museum of the Frankincense Land

Ali became Director of the Museum of the Frankincense Land in 2010. The museum is located in Al Baleed Archaeological Park, southern Oman, a site which was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2000. Ali is a member of the National Committee for Museums in Oman since 2012 and a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).…Read More
Director Country Oman

Biography

Ali became Director of the Museum of the Frankincense Land in 2010. The museum is located in Al Baleed Archaeological Park, southern Oman, a site which was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2000. Ali is a member of the National Committee for Museums in Oman since 2012 and a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

As Director of the museum, Ali manages the strategy of the Museum and is responsible for the galleries, collections, storage and documentation. He also gives tours for official visits. Ali coordinates the activities of museum employees and the educational programmes. He represents the museum during conferences and interviews.

Ali is currently supervising a number of international research projects including a study of wooden planks from Al Baleed with researches from University of Exeter, a study of Islamic coins with specialists from University of Naples, a study of the pre-Islamic coins with experts from National Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow and a study of the findings from Al Baleed and Sumhuram with the University of Pisa.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme, Ali was based in the Middle East Department, and spent his partner placement at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Ali worked with Suruchika Chawla (India) on his Object in Focus project, Pathfinders: Outrigger Pacific Canoes.

Ali’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Anglo-Omani Society.

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Haider Al Tegani al Taib

Sudan National Museum

Haider has been a curator at the Sudan National Museum, in Khartoum since 2007. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Haider was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.Read More
Curator Country Sudan

Biography

Haider has been a curator at the Sudan National Museum, in Khartoum since 2007.

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

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Qahtan Al-Abeed

Basrah Museum of Antiquities and Heritage

Qahtan currently works as Director of the Basrah Museum of Antiquities and Heritage. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Qahtan was based in the Department of Middle East and his partner placement was spent at The Collection - Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.…Read More
Director Country Iraq

Biography

Qahtan currently works as Director of the Basrah Museum of Antiquities and Heritage.

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

Qahtan’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Lyre of Ur.

Qahtan’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Mark & Liza Loveday.

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Ameena Abdullah al-Abri

National Museum Oman

When Ameena joined the ITP in 2014 she was a Collections Registrar at the National Museum of Oman. Her biggest area of interest was in the field of documentation and collection management, particularly packaging and display. Since the ITP Ameena has moved to the Learning Centre at the National Museum of Oman as a learning specialist.…Read More
Learning Specialist Country Oman

Biography

When Ameena joined the ITP in 2014 she was a Collections Registrar at the National Museum of Oman. Her biggest area of interest was in the field of documentation and collection management, particularly packaging and display.

Since the ITP Ameena has moved to the Learning Centre at the National Museum of Oman as a learning specialist. She is now responsible for school and young people’s programmes, including guided tours; workshops and resources for schools; liaising with teachers to ensure that the programme is relevant; liaising with the Ministry of Education to ensure that schools are encouraged to visit the Museum and that the Museum is directly promoted to schools. She is also responsible for contacting universities and higher education colleges.

In 2015 Ameena participated in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Education programme, and in 2016 took part in the Preparation of Education Programmes: creating innovative learning programmes training session at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Ameena was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

Ameena’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Frankincense in Oman.

Ameena’s place on the programme was sponsored by Steven Larcombe and Sonya Leydecker.

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Hikmat Al-Aswad

Independent Writer and Researcher

Hikmat is an independent writer and researcher and now lives in Holland with his family. He writes and publishes books and articles about Mesopotamia. He has given several TV and newspaper interviews and participated in several conferences about the destruction of Mosul Museum in 2015. At the time of the ITP Hikmat was Director of Mosul Museum.…Read More
Country Iraq

Biography

Hikmat is an independent writer and researcher and now lives in Holland with his family. He writes and publishes books and articles about Mesopotamia. He has given several TV and newspaper interviews and participated in several conferences about the destruction of Mosul Museum in 2015.

At the time of the ITP Hikmat was Director of Mosul Museum.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Hikmat was based in the Middle East Department and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Hikmat’s participation on the International Training Programme in 2008 was kindly supported by Linda Noe Laine.

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Naser Al-Khawaly

Mohamed Ali Palace

Naser is a curator at the Mohamed Ali Palace. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Moamen was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Naser’s participation on the International Training Programme 2008 was kindly supported by the Barakat Trust.…Read More
Curator Country Egypt

Biography

Naser is a curator at the Mohamed Ali Palace.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Moamen was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Naser’s participation on the International Training Programme 2008 was kindly supported by the Barakat Trust.

Legacy projects
In March 2010 Naser 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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Burhan Al-Sarray

Kut Museum

Burhan currently works as Director of the Kut Museum. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Burhan was based in the Department of Middle East and his partner placement was spent at The Collection - Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire. Burhan’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Babylonian Stone.…Read More
Director Country Iraq

Biography

Burhan currently works as Director of the Kut Museum.

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

Burhan’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Babylonian Stone.

Burhan’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Linda Noe Laine.

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Ayman Al-Shweiki

BTU Cottbus, Germany

When Ayman came on the ITP in 2012 he was a student at Birzeit University and a volunteer in their museum. He worked to maintain the art and ethnographic collections, preserve them and archive them. Ayman also had administrative tasks including preparing for exhibitions and their openings. Aymans interests lie mainly with costumes and researching and getting to know the lifestyle of people in various historical periods.…Read More
MA Student Country Palestine

Biography

When Ayman came on the ITP in 2012 he was a student at Birzeit University and a volunteer in their museum. He worked to maintain the art and ethnographic collections, preserve them and archive them. Ayman also had administrative tasks including preparing for exhibitions and their openings. Aymans interests lie mainly with costumes and researching and getting to know the lifestyle of people in various historical periods. In 2014 Ayman graduated from Birzeit University with a BA in Buisness Economics. In the same year he became an assistant of the collections director at Yasser Arafat Museum. In 2016 he moved to the Birzeit University Museum as a collection custodian and attended a fundraising course at Goethe Institute. He also attended a workshop for museologists from Arab states at the Chinese Silk Museum. In January 2018 Ayman began his MA in world heritage studies at BTU Cottbus in Germany.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Ayman was based in the Middle East Department and his partner placement was spent at National Museum Wales.

Ayman’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Reflection.

Legacy Projects
In 2015 Ayman travelled to SKD Museum in Dresden on an ITP Research Fellowship.

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Jana Alaraj

PhD Student

Jana joined the ITP in 2011 as a student in the Department of Architecture and Archaeology at Birzeit University. Since the ITP Jana completed a masters at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Social Design-Arts as Urban Innovation and is working on a PhD. At the British Museum During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Jana was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.…Read More
Birzeit University/ University of Applied Arts ViennaArchitecture, Archaeology and Social Design Country Palestine

Biography

Jana joined the ITP in 2011 as a student in the Department of Architecture and Archaeology at Birzeit University. Since the ITP Jana completed a masters at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Social Design-Arts as Urban Innovation and is working on a PhD.

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

Jana’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Zoning Out.

Jana’s participation on the 2011 International Training Programme was generously supported by The Altajir Trust.

Legacy Projects
Jana was the Senior Fellow for the 2014 Summer Programme. She supported the ITP team in the build up to, during and after the Summer Programme, attended by 22 museum professionals from 11 countries.

In November 2015 Jana 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. Jana’s team from Delhi, Kenya, Mumbai, Nigeria, Jerusalem and UK, chose Bristol and the idea of migration and invisible communities as their project.

In 2016 Jana 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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Rasha Ali Attia Abd El-Mageid

Alexandria National Museum

Rasha works as a curator in the Alexandria National Museum. Her main responsibilities include condition checking the objects and leading tours around the museum. She is particularly interested in museum studies, making museums more accessible to all visitors, conservation and security. She considers the ITP programme a point in life which changed her career as Rasha is now Head of the Temporary Exhibitions Department.…Read More
Curator and Head of Temporary Exhibition Department Country Egypt

Biography

Rasha works as a curator in the Alexandria National Museum. Her main responsibilities include condition checking the objects and leading tours around the museum. She is particularly interested in museum studies, making museums more accessible to all visitors, conservation and security.

She considers the ITP programme a point in life which changed her career as Rasha is now Head of the Temporary Exhibitions Department. Additional responsibilities include organising four temporary exhibitions annually.

Rasha is also working on a project to create special programmes for children and disabled people, to engage the museum with the local community through impoving the museum’s education outreach.

In 2017 she received her Masters degree in Ancient Egyptian History (Ancient Egyptian Religion) and hope to gain a PHD in the future.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Rasha was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at the National Museum of Wales.

Rasha’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Zoning Out.

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

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Ikhlas Alkrm

Sudan National Museum

Ikhlas’ official title is Head of the Documentation Unit at Sudan National Museum. In this role Ikhlas is responsible for a team in the process of transferring documentation data to a new software system. Ikhlas submits monthly reports on the unit's work. In her role as curator Ikhlas’ duties and responsibilities are related to archaeology and the museum’s collection.…Read More
Head of Documentation Unit Country Sudan

Biography

Ikhlas’ official title is Head of the Documentation Unit at Sudan National Museum. In this role Ikhlas is responsible for a team in the process of transferring documentation data to a new software system. Ikhlas submits monthly reports on the unit’s work. In her role as curator Ikhlas’ duties and responsibilities are related to archaeology and the museum’s collection. She looks after the daily supervision of museum activities, manages risk in line with the museum’s risk tolerance policy and registers the museum’s collection.

Ikhlas takes on both public facing and behind the scenes work form conducting museum tours for delegates, official visitors, schools and civil society associations to organising the movement of the collections from storage to galleries or loans. She regularly represents the museum in excavations and documents and registers discovered materials. Ikhlas trains new team members on archaeological digs.

Ikhlas has recently started her MA research on documentation and storage in museums, using Khalifa House Museum as a case study. This project is a big undertaking as the objects at Khalifa House are yet to be studied or fully documented. Ikhlas will create a classification system for the collection and produce a plan for future storage of the objects.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Ikhlas was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

Ikhlas’ exhibition project proposal was entitled A wooden bed leg from ancient Nubia.

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

Legacy Projects
In December 2017 Ikhlas attended the ITP+ course on Photography and Documentation. In a workshop, spread over a 5 day period, fellows attended seminars, creative workshops, hands-on sessions and practical working groups with colleagues from the British Museum. The aim of the course was to further the professional development and reconnect the alumni from the summer programme.

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Abdul-Nasir Amin

Republican Palace Museum

Since 2013 Abdul-Nasir has been the Director of the Republican Palace Museum in Khartoum, Sudan, having been worked as a curator at the museum previously. Before joining the Republic Palace Museum Abdul-Nasir was a Tourism Inspector for the Gezira State from 1998 – 2001. At the British Museum During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Abdul-Nasir was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.…Read More
Director Country Sudan

Biography

Since 2013 Abdul-Nasir has been the Director of the Republican Palace Museum in Khartoum, Sudan, having been worked as a curator at the museum previously. Before joining the Republic Palace Museum Abdul-Nasir was a Tourism Inspector for the Gezira State from 1998 – 2001.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Abdul-Nasir was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Abdul-Nasir 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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Vandana Anuraag Prapanna

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

Vandana is Senior Curator at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai with a particular focus on Indian miniature painting. During her time at CSMVS Vandana has co-curated the following permanent galleries in the Museum with her colleague Manisha Nene: Indian Miniature Painting Gallery (2010) Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala Gallery - the gallery is based on the personal collection of Mr.…Read More
Senior CuratorIndian Miniature Painting Country India

Biography

Vandana is Senior Curator at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai with a particular focus on Indian miniature painting.

During her time at CSMVS Vandana has co-curated the following permanent galleries in the Museum with her colleague Manisha Nene:
Indian Miniature Painting Gallery (2010)
Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala Gallery – the gallery is based on the personal collection of Mr. Karl J Khandalavala, the former Chairman of the museum who has donated his entire collection of 800 valuable artifacts to the museum (2011)
Indian Textiles and costumes – 2015
Himalayan Art – 2016.

In 2010, Vandana contributed entries on Indian Miniature Paintings for the publication – East Meets West, Selection of Asian and European Art from the Tata Collection in the CSMVS. In 2015 she curated a temporary exhibition under the exhibition series Art Unseen on the folios of a 16th century manuscript – Chandayana. In the same year she co-authored the publication with Manisha Nene – Humsafar – The companion – the story of Indian textile based on the CSMVS Collection.

Internationally, Vandana was awarded a short term Nehru Fellowship to study early Mughal miniature paintings in the collection of V&A in 2011. She was also awarded The Asia Foundation Brayton Wilbur Memorial Fellows in Asian Art Programme at San Francisco (USA) in 2013 and she has working on a collaborative project with the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett, Germany on their miniature painting collection for an exhibition.

Most recently Vandanna has been working on a collaborative project between CSMVS and the British Museum entitled India and the World: A History in Nine Stories. The exhibition, which has just closed in Mumbai, focussed on some of the most important objects and works of art from the Indian subcontinent, in dialogue with iconic pieces from the British Museum collection.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2010, Vandanna was based in the Asia department and her partner placement was spent at the National Museum of Wales.

Vandanna’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Bountiful Nature.

Vandana’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Vandana 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 October 2018 Vandana helped to deliver an ITP+ course on museum Interpretation at the Nubian Museum in Aswan, Egypt. The course used a series of case studies, a visitor experience activity, four workshops, two label writing sessions and a panel discussion to think about the types of interpretation being used in museums across the globe.

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Feras Aqel

Central Government in Palestine, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Feras graduated from Birzeit University as a double-major in Archaeology and History in 1997. In 1998 he joined the staff at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and then became Director of the Museum Department of the Central Government of Palestine in 2006.Read More
DirectorMuseum Department Country Palestine

Biography

Feras graduated from Birzeit University as a double-major in Archaeology and History in 1997. In 1998 he joined the staff at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and then became Director of the Museum Department of the Central Government of Palestine in 2006.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Feras was based in the Middle East Department, and her partner placement was spent at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Feras’ exhibition project proposal was entitled Skull Cult in Jericho.

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Abdülmecit Arigüzel

General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums

Abdülmecit currently serves as Museum and Design Expert in the Department of Museum Application at the Turkish General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In 2013, Abdülmecit served as Resident Museum Expert at the Topkapi Palace Museum. In 2016, he completed his Masters degree in Graphic Design and is currently studying for a PhD at Gazi University in Ankara.…Read More
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Abdülmecit currently serves as Museum and Design Expert in the Department of Museum Application at the Turkish General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In 2013, Abdülmecit served as Resident Museum Expert at the Topkapi Palace Museum. In 2016, he completed his Masters degree in Graphic Design and is currently studying for a PhD at Gazi University in Ankara.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Abdülmecit was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and his partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Abdülmecit’s exhibition proposal, with colleague Fatma Doġruer, was entitled The Nereid Monument – A New Display.