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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Balew Assefa

National Museum of Ethiopia

Since his time on the ITP in 2007, Balew has worked as an Archaeology Expert for the Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage Department at the National Museum of Ethiopia. He has a BA in History, English & Archaeology.Read More
Archaeology Expert Country Ethiopia

Biography

Since his time on the ITP in 2007, Balew has worked as an Archaeology Expert for the Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage Department at the National Museum of Ethiopia. He has a BA in History, English & Archaeology.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Balew 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.

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Amal Attia Alla Gaber Abdalla

National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums

Amal Attia Abdalla is an archaeologist, with specialism in stone tools and ceramic production in Ancient Sudan. She currently works in the Documentation Section for the Museums Department at the Sudanese National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums. Her role includes registration of fieldwork findings and working with the electronic database. Amal also works with the University of Khartoum on a fieldwork project at the Elga-ab site in the Dongola Reach, Northern Sudan, working with artefacts from the pre-historic to Christian era.…Read More
CuratorN/A Country Sudan

Biography

Amal Attia Abdalla is an archaeologist, with specialism in stone tools and ceramic production in Ancient Sudan. She currently works in the Documentation Section for the Museums Department at the Sudanese National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums. Her role includes registration of fieldwork findings and working with the electronic database.

Amal also works with the University of Khartoum on a fieldwork project at the Elga-ab site in the Dongola Reach, Northern Sudan, working with artefacts from the pre-historic to Christian era.

At the British Museum
During the International Training Programme in 2015, Amal was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. Her UK Partner museum was the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

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

Amal’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Lady Keswick.

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Lydia Avikoke Timona

Meru Museum

Lydia works for National Museums of Kenya as a Curator and Manager of Meru Museum. She has a degree in Anthropology and a Master's Degree in Project Development. Her work includes conservation and exhibitions - she also has administrative and financial duties. Lydia is interested in all forms of heritage preservation.Read More
Curator and Manager Country Kenya

Biography

Lydia works for National Museums of Kenya as a Curator and Manager of Meru Museum. She has a degree in Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Project Development. Her work includes conservation and exhibitions – she also has administrative and financial duties. Lydia is interested in all forms of heritage preservation.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Lydia was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

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Aynalem Aweke

National Museum of Ethiopia

Since her time on the ITP in 2007, Anyalem has worked for the Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage Department at the National Museum of Ethiopia. In 2013, she was promoted to the Director of Reform Implementation Management.Read More
Director of Reform Implementation Management Country Ethiopia

Biography

Since her time on the ITP in 2007, Anyalem has worked for the Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage Department at the National Museum of Ethiopia. In 2013, she was promoted to the Director of Reform Implementation Management.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Aynalem was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Aynalem 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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Waed Awesat

University of Paris 1 Sorbonne

Waed is currently working on her PhD at the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, in archaeology under the East and Mediterranean research laboratory with the Semitic world team. Her PhD is on Achaemenid and Hellenistic Tyr (5th century BC - 1st century AD): history and currency. Her work objective is to create the first complete database and catalogue of coins from the city of Tyre / Lebanon, starting from the 5th century BC and working up until 1st century AD.…Read More
PhD StudentEast and Mediterranean Research Laboratory Country Palestine Website: http://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article638&lang=fr

Biography

Waed is currently working on her PhD at the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, in archaeology under the East and Mediterranean research laboratory with the Semitic world team. Her PhD is on Achaemenid and Hellenistic Tyr (5th century BC – 1st century AD): history and currency.

Her work objective is to create the first complete database and catalogue of coins from the city of Tyre / Lebanon, starting from the 5th century BC and working up until 1st century AD.

The database will include and will update records of all currencies available in major museums public collections, and their published catalogues. As a result, Waed will be organising a series of museum visits throughout the next year. Other sources used to collect this data include online publications of sales and coins found through treasure cases and excavations.

Waed is also interested in collection management of currencies; coin handling, cleaning, identification description, weight / diameter measurement and photography.

In 2018 Waed collaborated with the American University of Beirut. She was invited to work directly on objects from Tyre and to participate in the conference Numismatic Research in Lebanon: Past, Present and Future, which was held in March 23-24, 2018.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Waed 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.

Waed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Alexander the Great and the Gold of Babylon.

Legacy Projects
In November 2017 Waed attended the MA conference in Manchester with fellows from India, Kenya and South Africa. Waed also attended sessions on temporary exhibitions and permanent display at UK partners Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum as well as the People’s History Museum.

In December 2017 Waed attended the ITP+ course on Photography and Documentation. In a series workshop, spread over a 5 day period, fellows attended seminars, creative workshops, hand-on session and practical group work with colleagues from the British Museum. The aim of the programme was to further the professional development and reconnect the alumni from the summer programme.

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Mervat Azezi

Gayer Anderson House

Mervat is Director of the Gayer Anderson House in Cairo, Egypt. Previous to this she had worked as an Inspector of Antiquities for the Museums Sector of the Ministry of Antiquities. Mervat received an MA from the Faculty of Archaeology at the Cairo University in 2000.Read More
Director Country Egypt

Biography

Mervat is Director of the Gayer Anderson House in Cairo, Egypt. Previous to this she had worked as an Inspector of Antiquities for the Museums Sector of the Ministry of Antiquities. Mervat received an MA from the Faculty of Archaeology at the Cairo University in 2000.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Mervat was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan and her partner placement was spent at the Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Mervat 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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Saeed Obaid Ba Yashoot

Seiyun Museum

Saeed is the Documentation Collections Curator at Seiyun Museum in Yemen. His day to day responsibilities include digitizing historic paper-based documentation collection databases, which has become particularly important due to the recent conflict. Saeed is also working with ICOM to document the objects in his museum. Saeed joined the museum in 2005 and was previously a Senior Museum Guide.…Read More
Documentation Collections Curator Country Yemen

Biography

Saeed is the Documentation Collections Curator at Seiyun Museum in Yemen. His day to day responsibilities include digitizing historic paper-based documentation collection databases, which has become particularly important due to the recent conflict. Saeed is also working with ICOM to document the objects in his museum.

Saeed joined the museum in 2005 and was previously a Senior Museum Guide. In this role Saeed helped to coordinate school visits, guiding groups within the galleries, arranging museum activities (such as International Museum Day celebrations), and bolstering the museum’s social media profile on Facebook and Twitter. In his current role, Saeed continues to work in these areas in order to make the museum as accessible as possible in an area of conflict.

He is a member of ICOM International Council of Museums and ICOM’s International Committees, CIDOC: International Committee for Documentation. Outside of museums, Saeed enjoys Arabic calligraphy.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Saeed was based in the Middle East Department and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Saeed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Smelling Aromatic Smoke: Treasures of Ancient South Arabia.

Saeed’s place on the International Training Programme was sponsored by the Philip and Irene Toll Gage Foundation

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Marwa Abdel Razek Mahmoud Badreldin

The Egyptian Museum

Marwa began at the Egyptian Museum as a registrar. In 2013 she became a Deputy Head Registrar and in 2014 she was the acting head of the registrars team. In June 2016 she took on the position the head of the Registration collection management and documentation Department (RCMDD) in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Marwa and her team are currently adding all Egyptian Museum objects on their new database, KeEmu, including objects moving to the Grand Egyptian Museum and National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.…Read More
Head of Registration, Collection Management and Documentation Country Egypt Website: https://cairo.academia.edu/MarwaBdrElDeen

Biography

Marwa began at the Egyptian Museum as a registrar. In 2013 she became a Deputy Head Registrar and in 2014 she was the acting head of the registrars team. In June 2016 she took on the position the head of the Registration collection management and documentation Department (RCMDD) in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Marwa and her team are currently adding all Egyptian Museum objects on their new database, KeEmu, including objects moving to the Grand Egyptian Museum and National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

In 2015 Marwa gained an MA from the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University on the B3 Houses in Ancient Egypt and in 2016 embarked upon a PhD, a publication and study of the female figurines “Concubines” at the Egyptian Museum)

In 2017 Marwa received a scholarship to travel to Berlin State Museum from April – June.

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

Marwa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Big Houses in Ancient Egypt.

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

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Rafidah Bahari

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Rafidah has a BA degree in Arts and Design on Ceramic and a Master's degree in Art History and Cultural Management. She has an ICCROM certificate in promoting and examining educational strategies which will benefit the professional development of museum staff in the region, while enhancing the transformation of knowledge in art and conservation. Rafidah joined the Conservation Department of Islamic Art Museum Malaysia (IAMM), nearly 14 years ago.…Read More
Senior Conservator Country Malaysia

Biography

Rafidah has a BA degree in Arts and Design on Ceramic and a Master’s degree in Art History and Cultural Management. She has an ICCROM certificate in promoting and examining educational strategies which will benefit the professional development of museum staff in the region, while enhancing the transformation of knowledge in art and conservation. Rafidah joined the Conservation Department of Islamic Art Museum Malaysia (IAMM), nearly 14 years ago.

As senior conservator at IAMM Rafidah’s responsibilities are ultimately to protect and preserve the collection entrusted to the IAMM’s care, so that the future generation will have the opportunity to enjoy and learn from it. This involves making decisions regarding conservation treatment in every new acquisition, ensuring that artefacts are durable enough to withstand their proposed use (for example, displays interpretation, loans, and hands on activities), undertaking conservation treatments and monitor gallery conditions, for example temperature and humidity levels. Rafidah also ensures that any conservation work on the collection is fully documented in the collections database.

Rafidah is particularly interested in ceramic restoration, glass restoration and building materials (stone and marble) restoration.

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

Rafidah worked with Namrata Sarmah (India) and Solomy Nabukalu (Uganda) on her Object in Focus project, Guts & Eternal Glory.

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Alaa Bakeer

Royal Carriages Museum

Alaa is passionate about finding creative ways to improve learning processes in museums, and the relationship between museums and children. After the ITP Alaa became Head of Education department at the Royal Carriages Museum where she is gaining new experiences and applying what she learnt during the ITP summer programme. In her new role Alaa as organised workshops, events, lectures, guided tours and other activities for museum visitors in a variety of topics.…Read More
HeadDepartment of Education Country Egypt Website: Helwan University – Alaa Bakeer

Biography

Alaa is passionate about finding creative ways to improve learning processes in museums, and the relationship between museums and children. After the ITP Alaa became Head of Education department at the Royal Carriages Museum where she is gaining new experiences and applying what she learnt during the ITP summer programme. In her new role Alaa as organised workshops, events, lectures, guided tours and other activities for museum visitors in a variety of topics. Through these activities Alaa hopes to engage the local community with the work of her institution. Alaa has taken on other responsibilities including organising exhibitions and working with the scientific research department, also she plays role in the marketing process of the museum, preparing monthly achievement reports and maintaining the museum’s webpage.

Alaa joined the ITP in 2014 as a curator at the Islamic Art Museum in Cairo. In 2014 the museum was undergoing major recovery and renovation after an explosion in January, which destroyed the interior of the museum. Alaa took the ITP as an opportunity to learn about new developments in museum display, databasing, storage and fundraising which the Islamic Art Museum were working on in the aftermath of the explosion. Alaa was also interested in marketing the ‘new’ Islamic Art Museum as a world class museum.

Alaa is a Masters scholar in Islamic art, and also engaged in conducting research projects, publishing her first paper on Silver Hallmarks as Archaeological Presumptions for Dating and Attributing Silver Artifacts, which she will present at the international conference of Arab archaeologists in 2018.

Alaa participated in a Museology scholarship in Germany organized by the Deutsch Archaeological Institute in Cairo in 2015. She participated in the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums held in May 2018 at Phoenix, Arizona.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Alaa was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Alaa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Revealing the Mystery of Amulets in the Islamic World.

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

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Nilanjan Banerjee

Rabindra Bhavana Institute of Tagore Studies and Research

Nilanjan is currently serving as Special Officer at the Rabindra-Bhavana Museum and Archives. He has written and edited several books democratizing cultural documents, and published essays and features in the largest circulated Bengali daily on cultural heritage subjects. In addition to this, Nilanjan has also worked as an independent curator and on several documentary films, including as director on a short film featuring the Indian Museum, Kolkata.…Read More
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Biography

Nilanjan is currently serving as Special Officer at the Rabindra-Bhavana Museum and Archives.

He has written and edited several books democratizing cultural documents, and published essays and features in the largest circulated Bengali daily on cultural heritage subjects. In addition to this, Nilanjan has also worked as an independent curator and on several documentary films, including as director on a short film featuring the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Nilanjan was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Nilanjan’s exhibition proposal was entitled The Voice of the Rickshaw.

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

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

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Shubha Banerji

President House Museum

Shubha started working as the Education Officer for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (President House Museum) President Secretariat from January 2017. She looks after the educational activities in the museum and also is responsible for collection management, documentation and various administrative responsibilities. She is currently developing many educational projects in the museum and working on projects to make the museum more inclusive for disabled and elderly visitors.…Read More
Education Officer Country India

Biography

Shubha started working as the Education Officer for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (President House Museum) President Secretariat from January 2017. She looks after the educational activities in the museum and also is responsible for collection management, documentation and various administrative responsibilities.

She is currently developing many educational projects in the museum and working on projects to make the museum more inclusive for disabled and elderly visitors.

When Shubha came on the ITP in 2014 she was an Assistant Curator at the National Museum, New Dehli, working on Pre Columbian and Western Art. In this role Shubha completed the digitization of the National Museum Pre Columbian collection under the Jatan digitization project, initiated by Ministry of Culture, India. She also catalogued a substantial amount of the pre Columbian collection of National Museum and submitted the layout plan, text and labels for the new gallery. Since then Shubha has taken on other roles including the position of guest faculty of Museology in School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She also joined Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as Project Coordinator of a project archiving documents and collections.

Shubha is currently pursuing a PhD on the topic Cultural Resource Management of North Karanpura Valley, Jharkhand: An ecomuseological perspective. Shubha’s main concern is protecting and promoting the cultural heritage of Karanpura valley through museological mediation, and has presented and published many papers relating to this topic.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Shubha was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Shubha’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Shell Bangles of Bengali: Shanka, Symbol and Society.

Shubha’s place on the ITP was sponsored by the Charles Wallace India Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Shubha 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 2016 Shubha was selected to attend the conference and workshop Learning, Engagement and Museums, hosted by Armenian ITP Fellows (Hayk Mkrtchyan, Davit Poghosyan and Marine Mkrtchyan), Ronan Brindley from UK partner Manchester Art Gallery and the ITP. The conference and workshop was help over four days Yerevan Armenia and was attended by 19 Armenian museum educators from 18 institutions, UK partner museum educators from Glasgow Museums, Manchester Art Gallery and The Collection and ITP fellow museum educators from Egypt, India, Lebanon and Turkey. Shubha presented a case study and took part in a working group.

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Khadijeh Zohreh Baseri

Golestan Palace

Khadijeh is currently an office at the Golestan Palace working on digitising the central archives. Previously she was an officer at the Niavaran Palace in Tehran where she assisted with the preservation and conservation of objects and archival materials including metal, glass and photographs. From 1992 – 2015 Khadijeh was based in the department of coins and seals at the National Museum of Iran, taking on positions including, Curator and Keeper.…Read More
Officer Country Iran

Biography

Khadijeh is currently an office at the Golestan Palace working on digitising the central archives. Previously she was an officer at the Niavaran Palace in Tehran where she assisted with the preservation and conservation of objects and archival materials including metal, glass and photographs. From 1992 – 2015 Khadijeh was based in the department of coins and seals at the National Museum of Iran, taking on positions including, Curator and Keeper.

Khadijeh has worked on multiple exhibitions including; Evidence for Two Hundred Thousand Years of Human-Animal Bond in the Land of Iran (2015) at the National Museum of Iran, Half a Century of German Archaeology in Iran (2016) at Museum of Tehran in partnership with Berlin Museum and, her most recent exhibition created for The Iran Heritage Foundation is entitled Tanavoli: My Lions and the Lions of Iran (2017).

Khadijeh received a BA in Handicraft from Tehran University of Art and studied for an MA in Ancient Culture and Languages at the Islamic Azad University from 2005-2007. She is currently studying for a PhD in the same field from the Islamic Azad University.

She has attended multiple international conferences such as the Museums of the golden age International scientific conference in Turkmenistan (2007); Iran and Caucasus: unity and diversity, Yerevan, Armenia (2008); Safavid trade on the strength of seals trade and craft specialization in ancient Iran in Ankara Turkey (2015); Annual ICOMON Meeting at the Numismatic Museums, Athens (2018)

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2007, Khadijeh was based in the Department of Coins and Medals and her partner placement was spent at the National Museum Wales.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Khadijeh 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.

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

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Amani Bashir

National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums

Amani is a curator for the National Corportation for Antiquities and Museums and the Director of the Shikan Museum in Sudan. Shikan is one of the biggest forests in Sudan, made famous by a historic battle which took place there in 1883. As director of the museum Amani is responsible for storage, documentation, tours, exhibitions and education programmes for the general public.…Read More
Curator Country Sudan

Biography

Amani is a curator for the National Corportation for Antiquities and Museums and the Director of the Shikan Museum in Sudan. Shikan is one of the biggest forests in Sudan, made famous by a historic battle which took place there in 1883. As director of the museum Amani is responsible for storage, documentation, tours, exhibitions and education programmes for the general public. Amani also has an archaeological background and has taken part in archaeological surveys in her state, in order to collect local data for the museum.

Amani is particularly interested in exhibitions and education in museums and sees security, photography and storage as big projects to work on in her museum.

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

Amani’s place on the programme was sponsored by Mrs. Michel David-Weill.

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Hadeer Belal

Coptic Museum

Hadeer is a curator at the Coptic Museum in Cairo, specialising in Ostraca. Her primary aim at the Museum is to produce a comprehensive and wide-ranging database that collects information on all the objects within the museum, in order to make them more accessible to international researchers. Hadeer is also interested in photography, conservation and storage of objects.…Read More
CuratorMinistry of Antiquities Country Egypt

Biography

Hadeer is a curator at the Coptic Museum in Cairo, specialising in Ostraca. Her primary aim at the Museum is to produce a comprehensive and wide-ranging database that collects information on all the objects within the museum, in order to make them more accessible to international researchers. Hadeer is also interested in photography, conservation and storage of objects.

In recent years Hadeer has organised temporary exhibitions including Sweetness in the past and Tones of Civilisation at the Coptic Museum. She has given presentations within Egypt such as Motherhood in Ancient Egypt between Art and Literature, Coptic Museum and Exhibitions and Display, Islamic Art Museum. Hadeer has also participated in international conferences including a seminar on Coptic Papyrology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and ICOM conferences at the Bibliotheca Alexandria.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Hadeer was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

Hadeer’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Egyptian water jars: Quenching the thirst across eras.

Her place on the programme was sponsored by the John S. Cohen Foundation.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Hadeer 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 Hadeer attended the Leicester University Museum Studies Conference with the ITP team and fellows from China, Turkey and Uganda. The group gave a workshop at the conference on Shared Histories and Global Voices.

In 2017 Nelson Abiti (Uganda, ITP 2013) successfully applied for an ITP collaborative award entitled The Road to Reconciliation. As a project partner Hadeer will contribute to the final products of educational resources, a touring exhibition and an updated permanent display.

In October 2018 Hadeer 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 Nubia Museum.

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Sayan Bhattacharya

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Sayan is currently serving as Education Officer at the Indian Museum in Kolkata having previously been Programme Assistant at the Centre for Archaeological Studies in Eastern India. He has a PhD in Archaeology at the Decan College Postgraduate and Research Institute in Pune, India. Previously, Sayan has made contributions to the field of archaeological academia and presented the papers Cultural Resources and Heritage means of Indic Studies Interaction between Children and Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria (2009); Preliminary Archaeological Investigation at site of Kotasur and its environ, District Birbhum, West Bengal in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); Disaster Risk Mitigation of Cultural Heritage: an Appraisal in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011), and Early Medieval Archaeology of the Ajoy Damodar Dwarakeshwar Interfluve Area in 2015.…Read More
Education Officer Country India

Biography

Sayan is currently serving as Education Officer at the Indian Museum in Kolkata having previously been Programme Assistant at the Centre for Archaeological Studies in Eastern India.

He has a PhD in Archaeology at the Decan College Postgraduate and Research Institute in Pune, India. Previously, Sayan has made contributions to the field of archaeological academia and presented the papers Cultural Resources and Heritage means of Indic Studies Interaction between Children and Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria (2009); Preliminary Archaeological Investigation at site of Kotasur and its environ, District Birbhum, West Bengal in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); Disaster Risk Mitigation of Cultural Heritage: an Appraisal in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011), and Early Medieval Archaeology of the Ajoy Damodar Dwarakeshwar Interfluve Area in 2015.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Sayan was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Sayan’s exhibition proposal was entitled Hanuman, The Monkey God.

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

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Haikun Bo

The Palace Museum

Bo received his PhD in history from Beijing Normal University in 2007 and started his career at the Capital Museum, Beijing, initially in its public education department. He took part in the ITP summer programme of the British Museum in 2008 and then transferred to the exhibition department of the Capital Museum later that year. Within this role Bo planned and organized dozens of large-scale temporary exhibitions, such as Matteo Ricci - the Envoy Who Made Cultural, Scientific and Technological Exchange between West and China (2010), Art of Jewellery Carving by Wallace Chan (2010), John Portman’s Art and Architecture (2011), Van Gogh and the Amsterdam Impressionists (2011), Oil paintings by Hubert Vos - Top Officials and Peers in the Late Qing Dynasty (2011), Art of Seal Cutting, Calligraphy and Sketch by Chinese Vice-premier Li Lanqing (2012), Historical Cultural Relics of Jiangxi Province (2014), Art of the ancient Chu State (2014), etc.…Read More
Curator / Associate Research Fellow Country China

Biography

Bo received his PhD in history from Beijing Normal University in 2007 and started his career at the Capital Museum, Beijing, initially in its public education department. He took part in the ITP summer programme of the British Museum in 2008 and then transferred to the exhibition department of the Capital Museum later that year. Within this role Bo planned and organized dozens of large-scale temporary exhibitions, such as Matteo Ricci – the Envoy Who Made Cultural, Scientific and Technological Exchange between West and China (2010), Art of Jewellery Carving by Wallace Chan (2010), John Portman’s Art and Architecture (2011), Van Gogh and the Amsterdam Impressionists (2011), Oil paintings by Hubert Vos – Top Officials and Peers in the Late Qing Dynasty (2011), Art of Seal Cutting, Calligraphy and Sketch by Chinese Vice-premier Li Lanqing (2012), Historical Cultural Relics of Jiangxi Province (2014), Art of the ancient Chu State (2014), etc.

In January 2016 Bo began working in the Exhibition Department of the Palace Museum in January. His current responsibilities include coordinating with external partners and internal departments on planning and organizing temporary exhibitions; writing exhibition proposals, labels, cataloguing essays, press releases, as well as overseeing the design of exhibition layout; installing/uninstalling exhibitions and conducting research. Within this role Bo planned, organized and designed some influential temporary exhibitions, such as Chenghua Porcelains from Imperial Kiln (2016), Traditional crafts from Anhui Province (2017), Hongzhi and Zhengde Porcelains from Imperial Kiln (2017), Ge Wares Collected by the Palace Museum (2017), Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Porcelains from Imperal Kiln (2018), Selected Qing Court Inkstones Collected by the Palace Museum (2018), The Antikythera Shipwreck (2018), etc.

Bo has published academic articles and essays on exhibition, history and culture. In 2012, his book Under Caesars: If You Were Born in the Roman Empire was published by Central China Normal University Publishing House.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Bo was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Glasgow Museums.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Bo 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.

Bo took part in the May 2017 ITP+ Course on Temporary Exhibitions and Permanent Display. 10 Fellows attended a week of lectures, workshops and exhibition visits from a variety of countries and across many ITP years.

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Vuyani Gweki Booi

National Heritage Council

Vuyani has a BA in Social Science, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museums and Heritage Studies and a M.A. in Visual and Public History. As Senior Manager and Curator of Collections at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and manager of South African Liberation Movement Archives, Vuyani’s role is very varied and has included working with museums to develop exhibitions; integrate oral history in the interpretation of their collections; develop outreach programmes and publish catalogues.…Read More
Senior Manager/CuratorCultural Heritage Collections Country South Africa

Biography

Vuyani has a BA in Social Science, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museums and Heritage Studies and a M.A. in Visual and Public History.

As Senior Manager and Curator of Collections at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and manager of South African Liberation Movement Archives, Vuyani’s role is very varied and has included working with museums to develop exhibitions; integrate oral history in the interpretation of their collections; develop outreach programmes and publish catalogues.

His advice and expertise has been sought by provincial and national bodies and institutions whose mandate is to protect, preserve and promote cultural heritage.

A particular area of interest for Vuyani is community based oral history projects – looking at how oral history voices and be exhibited and curated.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Vuyani was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and his partner placement was at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Vuyani 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, what he had done since the programme and what possible future collaborations and partnerships there could be between fellows.

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Pankaj Protim Bordoloi

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

As Education Officer at Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Pankaj is instrumental to the learning and education strategy. He organises lectures, exhibitions, workshops and is responsible for day to day management of the museum. Pankaj aims to enhance visitor experience, increase visitor numbers and promote the collections and activities of the museum, in particular to schools, colleges and teachers.…Read More
Education Officer Country India

Biography

As Education Officer at Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Pankaj is instrumental to the learning and education strategy. He organises lectures, exhibitions, workshops and is responsible for day to day management of the museum. Pankaj aims to enhance visitor experience, increase visitor numbers and promote the collections and activities of the museum, in particular to schools, colleges and teachers.

Pankaj is currently working on a research project on the art works of Thomas & William Daniel, Emily Eden and T.Hickey, who’s some lithographs and paintings are in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum collection. Pankaj is investigating the historical context and significance of these art works as colonial time pieces, depicting India. He is also working on a research paper entitled Reconstructing Assamese Cultural Identity on the basis of Ahom Buranjis, about Ahom’s rule in Assam and its influence in shaping cultural identity before the annexation of the state by the British Empire.

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

Pankaj worked with Mustafa Okan Cinemre (Turkey) on his Object in Focus project, Boats: Journey of Civilisations.

Pankaj’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the RA Association.

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Levent Boz

PhD candidate

Levent joined the ITP in 2011 as an Archaeologist for the Turkish General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums, working on his masters Ottoman Turkish Rugs in Transylvania. In 2013 he became Director of the Publications Branch at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ankara, Turkey. He received an honorary award from the Romanian ambassador for developing relations between Turkey and Romania.…Read More
Country Turkey Website: http://www.leventboz.net Website: https://kultur.academia.edu/LeventBoz

Biography

Levent joined the ITP in 2011 as an Archaeologist for the Turkish General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums, working on his masters Ottoman Turkish Rugs in Transylvania.

In 2013 he became Director of the Publications Branch at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ankara, Turkey. He received an honorary award from the Romanian ambassador for developing relations between Turkey and Romania.

In 2015 he completed his Master of Arts in Art History and went on to start his PhD on Ottoman and Safavid Carpets in 16th and 17th Centuries Europe: Interaction and Competition, which he is currently working on.

Levent also has a strong IT background and has developed web based applications.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Levent was based in the Greece and Rome Department and his partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Levent’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Same purpose, different approaches – social uses of tea in England, Turkey and Brazil.

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

In November 2015 Levent 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.