Over the last 14 years the ITP has welcomed 299 museum professionals from 48 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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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.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3, Reasons for celebration: 202 years of the Indian Museum

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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),
  • Design and plan of the Gallery of China at the Columbus Lighthouse in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic (2019)
  • Exhibition: The Land of Glazed Cities: 500 Years of Azulejo in Portugal (2019)
  • Exhibition: Longquan Celadon and Globalization (2019)

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.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 1, Collections in focus: White-glazed statue of sitting Avalokitesvara

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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

Pankaj Protim Bordoloi is the Deputy Director, President’s Secretariat, of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Pankaj joined Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (President House Museum) in February 2014, and he was instrumental in all aspects of establishment of the museum. Exhibition design, curation, collection research and documentation of the museum was supervised by him. He worked closely with former ICOM President Dr.…Read More
Deputy DirectorPresident’s Secretariat Country India
Biography

Pankaj Protim Bordoloi is the Deputy Director, President’s Secretariat, of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Pankaj joined Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (President House Museum) in February 2014, and he was instrumental in all aspects of establishment of the museum. Exhibition design, curation, collection research and documentation of the museum was supervised by him. He worked closely with former ICOM President Dr. Saroj Ghose, who was the Museum Adviser to the President of India.  Pankaj developed the learning and education strategy of Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. He organized lectures, exhibitions, workshops and looks after the administration, finance and overall management of the museum. He aimed to increased visitor footfall by curating special exhibitions, community participation programmes and develop new multimedia exhibits.

Before joining Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, he was the Deputy Curator of the Sanskriti Museums, a confluence of three museums namely Sanskriti Museum of Indian Terracotta, Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art and Sanskriti Museum of Indian Textile. He also coordinated the International Artist in Residency programme of Sanskriti Foundation. He extensively researched on Indian Popular Art & Indian Textile and also a member of the curatorial team of many exhibitions in Sanskriti.

Pankaj regularly writes about Art, heritage and history both in English and Assamese, his mother tongue. He is currently working on a research topic Electoral Politics of Modern Assam 1905-2015: Colonial and Post-Colonial Dimensions.  He is working on a project about the Art works of Thomas & William Daniel, Emily Eden and T.Hickey. Pankaj has interest in Modern Indian History, Indian popular Art, cultural heritage & Museum Education.

 

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 MuseumManchester Art Gallery & Whitworth 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.

 

Legacy Projects

In 2020, Pankaj attended the International Training Programme’s series of online subject specialist sessions. Pankaj attended:
Circulating Artefacts: A global platform against the looting and trafficking of cultural property
Collecting COVID-19
Socio-economic Impact Assessment for Heritage: Why Do We Need to Learn This?
International copyright and artist’s rights
Setting up a Subject Specialist Network (SSN)
Outreach at Glasgow Museums – what now?
Egyptology in Lockdown: Connecting collections with isolated people

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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.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 1 (2013), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2015), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 2 (2015), Collections in focus: Hüseyindede relief vase from Çorum Museum, Turkey, 16th century BC

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Murtada Bushara

Sudan National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM)

Murtada is the Antiquities Director for the Northern State of Sudan and as such he is Site Manager for Jebel Barkal and the Napatan region. He also oversees the Gebel Barkal and Merowe Museums. He is a member of the Berbar Merotic cemetery project (NCAM) and of the QMPS Qatari Mission for Pyramids of Sudan.Read More
Antiquities DirectorNorthern State of Sudan Country Sudan
Biography

Murtada is the Antiquities Director for the Northern State of Sudan and as such he is Site Manager for Jebel Barkal and the Napatan region. He also oversees the Gebel Barkal and Merowe Museums.

He is a member of the Berbar Merotic cemetery project (NCAM) and of the QMPS Qatari Mission for Pyramids of Sudan.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Murtada was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and his partner placement was spent at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Murtada attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where he presented a paper on the new management plan for the site of Jebal Barkal and Napatan region (WHP).

In May 2016 Murtada travelled to Cairo again for the Ministry of Antiquities Egypt/BM two-day conference Archaeology in Egypt and Sudan: Opportunities for Future Collaboration during which ideas were shared on how Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological institutions might work together in the future.

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Catalina Cavelier Adarve

Cultural Heritage Institute of Bogota

Catalina has BAs in Anthropology and History from Los Andes University, and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London. She is in charge of the section of Intangible Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Institute of Bogota and her responsibilities include devising and leading strategies for safeguarding intangible heritage in the city of Bogota.…Read More
Head of Intangible Heritage Section Country Colombia
Biography

Catalina has BAs in Anthropology and History from Los Andes University, and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London. She is in charge of the section of Intangible Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Institute of Bogota and her responsibilities include devising and leading strategies for safeguarding intangible heritage in the city of Bogota. These include structuring and implementing projects and programmes and advising on heritage listing procedures. Her day-to-day responsibilities also include recruiting and leading a team of four professionals, managing the section’s budget and liaising with other areas and institutions. Previous to this experience, she has been engaged in curating archaeological collections and weaving them with local perspectives in Colombian museums.

Catalina is currently involved in projects and programmes aiming to safeguard urban intangible heritage through community involvement and empowerment. She recently curated an exhibition about family photo albums, aimed at creating a dialogue between private and collective memories and connecting audiences through such dialogue. Her work experience has been dedicated to exploring heritage and museums’ possibilities for generating social value and cultural sustainability today.

 

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2019, Catalina was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and spent her partner placement at National Museums Northern Ireland.

Catalina worked with Alsu Akhmetzyanova (Uzbekistan) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Eternal Provision for the Soul: celebrating life in ancient Egypt.

Catalina’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Santo Domingo Family.

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Şeyda Çetin

Meşher

Şeyda Çetin is a curator and cultural manager, specializing in Exhibition Management and Interpretation, and Audience Engagement. Currently, she is working as a Curator Meşher. Before taking this role in 2019, Şeyda was Gallery Curator at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), responsible for the content development and project management of exhibitions and parallel events.

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Curator Country Turkey
Biography

Şeyda Çetin is a curator and cultural manager, specializing in Exhibition Management and Interpretation, and Audience Engagement. Currently, she is working as a Curator Meşher. Before taking this role in 2019, Şeyda was Gallery Curator at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), responsible for the content development and project management of exhibitions and parallel events. From 2013 to 2019 she was in charge of the planning and production stages of ANAMED exhibitions from concept development to interpretation, communication to collaboration and liaison.

 

Şeyda holds an MA in Cultural Management from Univercitat International de Catalunya and BA in Economics from the University of Marmara. During her graduate studies, she took lectures in marketing and management at Fachhochschule Münster. She has over ten years of experience in the cultural field as a volunteer and professionally in various international cultural projects (including ConnectCP by IFACCA, community art project Papergirl, former contemporary performing arts space Garajistanbul). Şeyda worked as a communications associate developing public engagement plans for leading institutions in Istanbul, including SALT and Sakıp Sabancı Museum. She served as co-ordinator of the 2012 Annual Conference of CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art.) Currently her special research interests are Museology and Curatorial Studies, specifically digital interpretation methods of cultural heritage across archives, collections, galleries and museums. Her most recent projects include virtual reality adaptations of heritage sites and the application of artificial intelligence, representing information as a way to visualise archaeological and historical data.

Despite her long term professional dedication to archaeology, cultural heritage and history related projects, she keeps her enthusiasm for contemporary art by visiting various exhibitions and biennials around the globe. She is inspired by these events and challenges herself to incorporate the captivating ideas from the inspirational artworks and display methods in her own work.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Şeyda was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Şeyda’s exhibition project proposal was entitled William Pars: Western Turkey in Watercolor.

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

Legacy Projects
Since the ITP Summer Programme, Şeyda was part of the team that conceived, organised and delivered the workshop Talking Heavy: current practices on site conservation, documentation and presentation of ‘heavy’ heritage in the Mediterranean Basin in Istanbul. On this project, she worked with Duygu Çamurcuoglu from the British Museum’s Conservation Department, Constantinos Vasiliadis (Greece, ITP 2014), Buket Çoşkuner (Turkey, ITP 2013) and Esra Satıcı (Turkey, ITP 2015).

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

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 4 (2017), Being brave, taking risks: Exhibiting a World Heritage Site symbolising peace
ITP Newsletter Issue 5 (2018), Learning and engagement: Digital tools in exhibitions to learn and engage
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Connectivity in the 21st century: making collections accessible, Exhibition with no objects: The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük moves from Istanbul to London

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Suruchika Chawla

Archaeology and Museums Department, Haryana

Suruchika is the Supervisor of Projects of the Archaeology and Museums Department, Haryana. She has previously worked as an Educator at National Museum New Dehli. In this role Suruchika’s main interests in her work were in learning, promotion, display and exhibition planning. She is interested in museums' archaeological collections, research into the Indus Valley Civilization, and believes providing audiences with the context of heritage sites in the museum is crucial to their museum learning experience.…Read More
Supervisor of Projects Country India
Biography

Suruchika is the Supervisor of Projects of the Archaeology and Museums Department, Haryana. She has previously worked as an Educator at National Museum New Dehli. In this role Suruchika’s main interests in her work were in learning, promotion, display and exhibition planning. She is interested in museums’ archaeological collections, research into the Indus Valley Civilization, and believes providing audiences with the context of heritage sites in the museum is crucial to their museum learning experience.

Suruchika created activities and workshops to enhance the learning of school children visiting the museums. She has also developed content for National Museum website, adding downloadable teaching aids and worksheets for learning about the collection. Suruchika has worked on various summer programmes at National Museum, New Delhi, including Playtime at the National Museum and special events including International Museum Day.

Suruchika worked on the collections database and display of the Harappa Gallery at National Museum, New Delhi.

She had conducted workshops for children on archaeological learning throughout various museums in India. She has submitted her PhD thesis in 2019 based on Museum education and archaeological learning. She is a member of ICOM and the Museum Association of India.

Suruchika has been working with the department collection to create virtual content – website data, souvenirs, a yearly calendar and promotional catalogues of the collection. She has worked on a project called Heritage Corner where department have been creating portable kits and published material for schools in the State of Haryana.

Suruchika completed her Doctorate in July 2020. She obtained at Ph.D. in Philosophy in Archaeology and Ancient History from the Faculty Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The topic of her research was the Role of Museum Education for Archaeological Learning in India.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Suruchika was based in the Asia Department and spent her partner placement at Norfolk Museums Service.

Suruchika worked with Ali Al-Kathiri (Oman) on her Object in focus project, Pathfinders: Outrigger Pacific Canoes.

Suruchika’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the British Museum Trust.

Legacy projects
In 2019, Suruchika took part in the ITP+ Course on Museums and Education held at CSMVS Mumbai which focused on the vital role museums can play in education, learning and social development. The workshop was attended by ITP fellows from India, Malaysia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe as well as UK partners and British Museum colleagues.

In 2020, Suruchika attended the International Training Programme’s series of online subject specialist sessions. Suruchika attended:
Collecting COVID-19

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019), Global perspectives: Making sense of archaeology: digital engagement

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Chun Chen

Hubei Provincial Museum

Chun Chen is a Registrar in the Collections Management department of Hubei Provincial Museum. Her role involves the registration, storage and exhibition of the collection. Chun Chen’s research interests include ancient Chinese jade and lacquerware before the Han Dynasty.Read More
Registrar Country China
Biography

Chun Chen is a Registrar in the Collections Management Department of Hubei Provincial Museum. Her role involves the registration, storage and exhibition of the collection. Chun Chen’s research interests include ancient Chinese jade and lacquerware before the Han Dynasty.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Chun Chen was based in the Department of Asia and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Chun Chen’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Chinese Lacquer from the 4th century BC to the 2nd century AD in The British Museum.

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Ketevan Chitashvili

Specialist of Cash Circulation and Currency Production

Ketevan’s main responsibilities as a Specialist of Cash Circulation and Currency Production at the National Bank of Georgia include promoting numismatics from the bank’s collection, tour guiding and participating in the manufacturing process. She is also responsible for public engagement and collection care. Ketevan’s work constitutes archival and field research on currencies, collections management, exhibition content planning and establishing themes and designing catalogues.…Read More
Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia Country Georgia
Biography

Ketevan’s main responsibilities as a Specialist of Cash Circulation and Currency Production at the National Bank of Georgia include promoting numismatics from the bank’s collection, tour guiding and participating in the manufacturing process. She is also responsible for public engagement and collection care.

Ketevan’s work constitutes archival and field research on currencies, collections management, exhibition content planning and establishing themes and designing catalogues. She also assists with the process of acquiring new objects for the collection, including selecting appropriate objects, conducting research, documenting and completing acquisition records. Ketevan holds a degree in Management and Administration (accounting minor) and she is interested in the economic history of Georgia.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme Ketevan was based in the Department of Coins and Medals and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery.

Ketevan worked with Ciprian-Mircea Dobra (Romania) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Never Ending Journey of Life.

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

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Huzoor Choudry

Huzoor Designs

Huzoor owns a design company, Huzoor Designs, and he has acted as a consultant to various government agencies in India for museum interpretation, documentation (with condition analysis) and photography for built heritage, signage design, exhibition design and the planning and design of urban areas. He has also worked on projects to preserve and safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage.…Read More
Proprietor Country India Website: http://www.huzoordesigns.com/
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Huzoor owns a design company, Huzoor Designs, and he has acted as a consultant to various government agencies in India for museum interpretation, documentation (with condition analysis) and photography for built heritage, signage design, exhibition design and the planning and design of urban areas. He has also worked on projects to preserve and safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage.

Huzoor’s experience has been wide and ranging and over the years he has worked with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department, Bhopal Development Authority as a designer of signage, information panels, street design and urban art. He has completed the documentation and photography of the built heritage of Ujjain, Indore, Burhanpur. He has designed exhibition display panels for heritage monuments at Chanderi, Gwalior, Orchha and an exhibition on built heritage at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) at New Delhi. Huzoor has also produced brochures and tourist booklets for INTACH and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Most recently he has designed the Air India Museum of Arts and Crafts at Mumbai, India. He has designed the galleries, displays and movement plans which have been all approved and highly appreciated.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2008, Huzoor was based in the Asia department and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Legacy Projects
In March 2010 Huzoor attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network where he presented a paper on the work he had done for the Bhopal Municipal Corporation.

In October 2018 Huzoor 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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Mustafa Okan Cinemre

Anatolian Civilisations Museum

In his role at the Anatolian Civilisations Museum Okan is responsible for precious and semi precious gem stones, gold and jewellery within the collection. This involves research, preparation for exhibitions, documentation and storage. Aside from his specialism in ancient jewellery and gem stones, Okan is currently planning for one of the museum’s rescue excavations, JULIOPOLIS. He also excavations upon request to provide specialist help from the museum, or in the event on an emergency.…Read More
Archaeologist & Curator Country Turkey
Biography

In his role at the Anatolian Civilisations Museum Okan is responsible for precious and semi precious gem stones, gold and jewellery within the collection. This involves research, preparation for exhibitions, documentation and storage.

Aside from his specialism in ancient jewellery and gem stones, Okan is currently planning for one of the museum’s rescue excavations, JULIOPOLIS. He also excavations upon request to provide specialist help from the museum, or in the event on an emergency. Within the museum, Okan enjoys welcoming foreign official delegations and introducing them to the collections.

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

Okan worked with Pankaj Protim Bordoloi (India) on his Object in focus project, Boats: Journey of Civilisations.

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Buket Coşkuner

Koç University

Buket specialises in Byzantine art, in particular remnants of Byzantine art in Asia Minor. After completing her PhD on Byzantine art Buket was put in charge of organising an international Byzantine Studies Symposium in Turkey. During this time Buket also worked for Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), which supports scholarly research on Anatolia’s past.…Read More
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Biography

Buket specialises in Byzantine art, in particular remnants of Byzantine art in Asia Minor. After completing her PhD on Byzantine art Buket was put in charge of organising an international Byzantine Studies Symposium in Turkey. During this time Buket also worked for Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), which supports scholarly research on Anatolia’s past. The Center constitutes a scholarly platform supporting research on Turkey’s history, art history, archaeology and other related disciplines from prehistory to the end of the Ottoman Empire. ANAMED also develops and promotes cultural heritage management and museum studies. When Buket came on the ITP in 2013 she was the events coordinator for the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University, and more recently became the Manager.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Buket was based in the Greece and Rome Department, and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Buket’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Constantinople: Art and Diplomacy.

Buket’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Aall Foundation.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Buket 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 Buket was part of a team of Turkish ITP fellows who organised the workshop Talking Heavy in Istanbul. The workshop addressed current practices on site conservation, documentation and preservation of heavy heritage in the Mediterranean Basin.

Continued Dialogue
In 2017 Buket prepared an exhibition with the Department of Greece & Rome at the British Museum, with watercolours from the Dept. of Prints & Drawings; the exhibition was held in the ANAMED gallery in 2017.

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Rhéa Dagher

Disability Under Siege Project

Rhéa majored in International Affairs and Diplomacy and has always been interested in everything related to anthropology, sociology, history and archaeology. From a young age Rhéa volunteered on many field excavations and has a passion for museums as creative tools, not only to inform and education visitors but to bring people and objects from different cultures together.…Read More
Research Consultant Country Lebanon
Biography

Rhéa majored in International Affairs and Diplomacy and has always been interested in everything related to anthropology, sociology, history and archaeology. From a young age Rhéa volunteered on many field excavations and has a passion for museums as creative tools, not only to inform and education visitors but to bring people and objects from different cultures together.

Rhéa has worked in areas including International Affairs and came on the ITP as a research assistant in the Department of Archaeology and Museology at the University of Balamand. In this role she helped with the cleaning and reorganisation of stores, worked on exhibitions and guide development, and conducted research at the ethnographic museum.

In 2016 Rhéa left this role in order to study for a masters in Museology and Cultural Heritage Management at the University of Balamand. Whilst studying Rhéa has been working at Atelier Hapsitus, a pluri-disciplinary collective think-tank, established by artist and architect Nadim Karam in 1996. This work involves documenting and archiving all artworks and projects by Atelier and managing the think-tank’s website content. There is potential for an exhibition to be created based on Rhéa’s archival work.

Rhéa is a Research Consultant for the Disability Under Siege Project. Rhéa joined the project as an arts and culture research consultant, mainly focused on Lebanon’s arts and culture practices regarding inclusivity and disabilities.

Rhéa co-authored a chapter in the book, The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Rhéa was based in the Middle East Department and her partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

Rhéa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled, Narratives of the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990.

Rhéa’s place on the programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In 2020, Rhéa attended the International Training Programme’s series of online subject specialist sessions. Rhéa attended:
Go mMAD {Make Museums Accessible Digitally}

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Penglun Dai

Arts Exhibitions China

Penglun majored in archaeology and works for Art Exhibitions China (AEC). He works on exhibitions from conception including logistical work such as budgeting and negotiating with lenders. He is interested in Chinese porcelain, jade ware, and incense culture.Read More
Project Assistant Country China
Biography

Penglun majored in archaeology and works for Art Exhibitions China (AEC). He works on exhibitions from conception including logistical work such as budgeting and negotiating with lenders. He is interested in Chinese porcelain, jade ware, and incense culture.

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

Penglun’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Bad News, Good Gods.

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Mariem Danial

Coptic Museum

Mariem has worked as a curator at the Coptic Museum since 2013. She is a member of the education team at the museum, in charge of creating activities for children, in particular school students. She creates and develops educational resources for visitors and designs learning strategies to engage the public in line with the ethos of the museum.…Read More
Curator Country Egypt
Biography

Mariem has worked as a curator at the Coptic Museum since 2013. She is a member of the education team at the museum, in charge of creating activities for children, in particular school students. She creates and develops educational resources for visitors and designs learning strategies to engage the public in line with the ethos of the museum. Her research interest is Arabic Christian Heritage – history, culture and products through Arabic and Coptic manuscripts.

Mariem also works as an assistant in the Manuscript Department, creating new records on the Coptic Manuscript database. She has assisted in the preparation of temporary exhibitions at the Coptic Museum over the last four years; responsibilities have included collecting historical data for exhibition text and label, brochures and design banners. She participates in the committee for renewing the museum labels, documentation system and database.

In 2016 she participated in the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program Museums and Community Development in the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

Mariem is now working to create permanent education programmes in the Coptic Museum, to engage the Egyptian community and families in the work of the Coptic Museum as an Egyptian Museum rather than solely a Christian museum. In summer 2018 she and two other curators planned and coordinated a training programme for Coptic Museum volunteers.

Mariem is studying for a Masters degree in Museum Studies.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme 2017, Mariem was based in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan and spent her partner placement with Norfolk Museums Service.

Mariem worked with fellow Astghik Marabyan (Director of Education, Cafesjian Centre for the Arts, Armenia) on her exhibition proposal project, entitled Bridging Voices: Dia Al-Azzaw.

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

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Joyce Dartey

University of Ghana

Joyce is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Ghana.Read More
Assistant Lecturer in Archaeology Country Ghana
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Joyce is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Ghana.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Joyce was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and her partner placement was spent at The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

Joyce’s exhibition proposal, with colleague Gertrude Aba Eyifa-Dzidzienyo, was entitled Beads Speak – Beads from Ghana.

Joyce’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by Allen & Co.

Legacy projects
In March 2010 Joyce 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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Jomi Davlatov

National Museum of Tajikistan

Jomi Davlatov’s professional interests include the coordination of museum programmes, socio-cultural projects, museum HR, audience relations and engagement, and working alongside donors and trustees. As a Specialist in Excursions and Public Engagement at the National Museum of Tajikistan, Jomi undertakes a wide range of activities. His responsibilities include education (tours in Tajik and English for different visitor groups; development of museum education activities for schools and adults); marketing and promotion, including internet resources; and fundraising.…Read More
Specialist: Excursion and Public Engagement Country Tajikistan
Biography

Jomi Davlatov’s professional interests include the coordination of museum programmes, socio-cultural projects, museum HR, audience relations and engagement, and working alongside donors and trustees.

As a Specialist in Excursions and Public Engagement at the National Museum of Tajikistan, Jomi undertakes a wide range of activities. His responsibilities include education (tours in Tajik and English for different visitor groups; development of museum education activities for schools and adults); marketing and promotion, including internet resources; and fundraising.

At the British Museum
On the 2015 International Training Programme, Jomi was based in the Middle East Department. His UK Partner museum was Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

Jomi’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Golden Chariot: The Oxus Treasure.

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

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Mostafa Dehpahlavan

University of Tehran

Mostafa is currently working as the Director of the Negarestan and Moghadam Museums. Additionally, he is a PhD student and assistant professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Tehran. His major interests lie in the fields of museology, archaeology and history of Seleucid and Parthian periods (Hellenistic era) in ancient cultural Iran. Moghadam Museum is an historical home that is also used as a local museum.…Read More
Assistant Professor and Director of the MuseumArchaeology Country Iran Website: https://rtis2.ut.ac.ir/cv/mdehpahlavan/ Website: http://%20https://tehran.academia.edu/MostafaDehpahlavan
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Mostafa is currently working as the Director of the Negarestan and Moghadam Museums. Additionally, he is a PhD student and assistant professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Tehran. His major interests lie in the fields of museology, archaeology and history of Seleucid and Parthian periods (Hellenistic era) in ancient cultural Iran.

Moghadam Museum is an historical home that is also used as a local museum. Negarestan Museum is also an historical palace and old university. Mostafa manages the conservation and restoration of buildings and objects, as well as the archaeological and historical research projects related to the two museums. He has a great interest in archaeological research in museums, as well as educational programmes for children and students.

Since 2016 Mostafa has been conducting research for three projects at three museums – National Museum of Iran, Malek Museum, Bojnord Museum – on numismatics and archaeology.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Mostafa was based in the Coins and Medals Department and his partner placement was spent at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

Mostafa’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Royal Archer.

Mostafa’s place on the programme was generously supported by the Altajir Trust.

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